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Writer Unboxed · 10h ago

The Complex Power of Mapping the World of Your Novel

  I’ve spent the past two days deeply engrossed in the mapping of my book world. First was...
Writer Unboxed · 1d ago

Should You Have More Than One Bio? YES. Here’s Why…

Sometimes the shortest things can unexpectedly be the hardest to write. And that’s the cas...
Writer Unboxed · 2d ago

When Good Characters Behave Despicably (and They Should)

Several years ago I read The Underpainter, a novel by Jane Urquhart. The protagonist, Aust...
Writer Unboxed · 3d ago

How To Make Your Readers Believe the Unbelievable (Or, The Importance of Facts in Fiction)

Please welcome Colleen Oakley as our guest today! Colleen’s debut novel Before I Go was a People Best New Book Pick, an Us Weekly “Must” Pick, a Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book, a Library Journa...
Writer Unboxed · 4d ago

A Community of Debut Authors Unite to Help Each Other

Please welcome Kate Brandes as our guest today! An environmental scientist with over 20 ye...
Writer Unboxed · 5d ago

When Publishing People Can’t Write

Query Their Skill Sets It’s something of a “quiet provocation” I bring to you today—a poin...
Writer Unboxed · 6d ago

Flog a Pro: would you pay to turn the first page of this bestseller?

Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-r...
Writer Unboxed · 1w ago

What Makes a Novel Memorable?

Recently I was in a bookstore looking for something to read on an airplane. (Boulder Books...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

Wrap It Up

“The Lady or the Tiger,” a 19th century short story by Frank Stockton, tells of a commoner who falls in love with a princess in a semi-barbaric kingdom somewhere in the East.  When the lover...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

Deprogramming Caution

Assuming you have a non-writing professional background, have you ever blamed it for those...