Category Archives: Fun

Amazon Search URL Anatomy: ISBN, Ref, and Keywords

Some amazing information on Amazon searches and the URLs that we share for our books with our friends and family.

Also, a really terrific video about halfway down about how Amazon decides which of your reviews to remove and why.

Source: Amazon Search URL Anatomy: ISBN, Ref, and Keywords

Plotting Act 2: Defeat the Sagging Middle! — Fiction Notes

I am plotting Act 2, and the terror of the empty page is hitting, take two. So, I’m going back to some previous posts about plotting to see what they will tell me about plot, especially the middle of this novel. In 9 Ways of Looking at Plot, I looked at various ways to plot; in 29 Plot Templates, we looked at specific types of plots. How do these plot paradigms handle act 2? I won’t reprise all of them, just those that have a lot to offer for Act 2. Hero’s Journey: One of my favorite plot paradigm’s is

Source: Plotting Act 2: Defeat the Sagging Middle! — Fiction Notes

6 Steps to Create a Fantastic Narrative Voice (What I Learned Writing Storming) – Helping Writers Become Authors

I couldn’t resist sharing this one . . .

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Turns out if you get your story’s narrative voice right from the very start, everything else has a much better chance of falling into place like magic.

Source: 6 Steps to Create a Fantastic Narrative Voice (What I Learned Writing Storming) – Helping Writers Become Authors