Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Writer’s Dig with Novel Writing Advice: How to Write Battle Scenes

A battle scene in a novel can be a very powerful and important element that, if done correctly, will define your protagonist—which is why we all need novel writing advice on how to adequately accomplish write one. Your protagonist might

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The Quivering Pen: My First Time with Michael Kenneth Smith

My First Time is a regular feature in which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their first published book in their hands. Today’s guest is

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Q&A with Audiobook Narrator, Jeffrey Hutchins

I had the opportunity to catch up with Jeffrey Hutchins this week, for a quick Q&A. You may recall, Jeffrey is the narrator of Scarred: A Civil War Novel of Redemption. Your voice is the perfect compliment to Scarred, how

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Scarred Makes the Move to Audio

According to multiple sources, audiobooks are “the fastest growing segment in publishing”. Generating $2.8 billion dollars in 2015, the number of audiobook titles published this year has more than doubled since 2013. With these stats top of mind, and SCARRED:

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The Beauty of Historical Fiction

I’ve always been a big non-fiction reader—historical non-fiction. While most such books are not nail-biters, I finished the book with a certain amount of knowledge I didn’t have before. It was that left brain thing again: trying to put two

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What if…?

  Several posts ago, we discussed the most powerful question in developing a scene: What if …? A fiction writer has the most unbelievable tool in the world to work with and that is his/her imagination. Whatever a scene involves,

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