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Global Mysteries · 4d ago

First Drafts are Fun

First drafts are fun because when you write them you can let your imagination run wild. You can develop a story with no constraints. There is no pressure for perfection. Just free write. Beg...
Global Mysteries · 1M ago

How to Conquer Writers’ Block

Most authors will have to search out ways to conquer writers’ block at some time in their professional career. Writers’ block can occur at any time during the creation of a writing piece. It...
Global Mysteries · 1M ago

Backstory Should Move a Plot Forward, Not Backward

As authors, we know backstory is essential to good characterization. We also know we need to keep our stories moving toward a climax and solution. Managing these two goals is sometimes diffi...
Global Mysteries · 2M ago

How to End a Chapter in a Mystery Novel

The end of a chapter in a mystery novel is as critical as the beginning of a chapter. It’s important to make the end of the chapter as enticing as the chapter’s opening lines. The beginning ...
Global Mysteries · 2M ago

How to Increase Reviews of Your Novel

In general, authors seek as many book reviews as possible. The jury is still out on the actual impact of book reviews on sales. Some reader polls have indicated that only a small percentage ...
Global Mysteries · 2M ago

Beware of Authorial Intrusion

“Beware of authorial intrusion” is a cautionary comment often repeated by editors and publishers. What is authorial intrusion? How can an author detect it? How can writers avoid it? In autho...
Global Mysteries · 3M ago

Vikings in North America: Fact or Myth

Vikings were early great explorers. Many stories surround their exploits as well as questions. One much-debated question relates to whether they ventured as far as North America. I will shar...
Global Mysteries · 3M ago

8 World Famous Peasant Foods

Exploring new food experiences is one of the joys of traveling. There is such a wonderful variety of gourmet delights that one can’t possibly hope to experience all of them. So, I’d like to ...
Global Mysteries · 4M ago

How to Use Social Media to Market your Novel

  Social media has become an important vehicle for authors to use to promote their novels. I know it’s a bit time consuming for busy writers, but it is one of the best ways to get in touch w...
Global Mysteries · 4M ago

The Comma Conundrum

Most authors suffer from a condition I call Comma Conundrum. Symptoms of this ailment are basically three: Authors 1. add too many commas in their writing pieces. 2. add too few commas in th...