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Writing books are helpful, but they can be overwhelming and challenging to understand. Sometimes all writers need is someone to sit down beside them, believe in them, and patiently walk through the novel creation process, step-by-step. Best-selling, Christy and RITA award-winning author Susan May Warren, founder of My Book Therapy, the craft and coaching community for novelists, has been coaching and training writers for over a decade, helping them realize their dream of becoming a published author.
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Did one person do the outlining and brainstorming and the other the writing? Are you both represented by the same agent, or do you have different agents?
Who is signing the publishing contract—you or your co-author, or both of you? Note that a traditional publisher may dictate the terms without your input.
In concept, I agree. Nonfiction is different in this respect because the person with the idea is often the expert with the knowledge on a given topic and the writer is someone who takes that information and shapes it into a readable book; there is more of a balance in terms of the success of the final product. That co-author does not get any of the royalties; those go to the main author. In such co-authoring situations, the degree of involvement of the primary, or well-known, author can vary from being deeply involved in the plotting, outlining, and editing, to merely providing the idea and some guidance along the way if needed.
What should I look for in a publishing contract? There are attorneys who have written articles on this very topic, and cover it a whole lot better than I could. Briefly, a publishing contract is a legal agreement between two parties; as such, it contains language that spells out the terms both parties have agreed to. Do not rely on the publisher to look after your best interests.
What might look acceptable to you could be seen as ill-advised to the trained eye. My attorney saved me once from a horrendous situation, and instead of getting the shaft as other contracted authors had, because my lawyer had rewritten parts of the contract, I was able to escape relatively unscathed. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative.
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Female-written crime has been leading us down some very dark, twisty alleyways of late. It kept me at the edge of my seat I accomplish this in my genre fiction by building a dynamic plot with engaging characters in the drafting process.
Then during revision, I sprinkle in the details that make my story pop on the page. By paranormal author Camille Faye. The genres of crime fiction, mystery, and horror are fascinating and have become immensely popular.
As someone who has been turned off from going to bed with nightmares, I finally understood my push-pull relationship to the dark world of horror. I talked with D. What synchronicity! Since then, Pulley has sold over a half million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into eight different languages. In this interview, Dorit Sasson chats with D. Tension and suspense can be described as the sensation of uncertainty and anticipation in the reader. Without them, your reader is uninterested and uninvolved in your story—cardinal sins where any work of fiction is concerned.
Wiesner shows you how to create tension, suspense, and twists in your fiction. Frankie Y. Bailey knows crime. By Louise Tondeur. The fantastic ones often win awards and keep people talking for years.
When writing, how do you present the twist ending, so it has the biggest payoff for your readers? Night Shyamalan. Michelle Cornish shows us two very different types of twists: one that uses repetition and a pattern-style setup, and one that uses POV and an alternate perspective. Can you imagine attending a police academy?
One where you get to see and touch police equipment, examine evidence and a grave with a forensic anthropologist, learn the art of interrogation, mingle with FBI agents, and more? Renee also chats with Sherry Harris, an Agatha Award-nominated author and president of Sisters in Crime, about her experiences attending the conference. I picked my favorite twists from four thrillers.