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Freebie Friday, what was it? Where did it go? Why is it gone? What’s next? Here, I will explain the whole mindset and process behind Freebie Friday and why I killed it. What Was Freebie Friday? In the beginning, when Extra Draft was still a baby, I wanted to offer
How I write suspense scenes is to put myself there, in the moment. Suspense writing is a very delicate art form. When done correctly, the reader should be feeling a mix of emotions. Everything from fear and hatred to slight relief with a bit of worry. They should finish the
Samantha Heuwagen is set to release the second book in her Starless Series. She stopped by to answer questions for the podcast, give you some insight into the book and to tell you all about the much-anticipated release of Book 2: Fading Starlight. Fading Starlight. Buy it NOW! The Starless
There are a couple of adages running around the writer’s community. If you want to write better; read a lot. Also, if you want to write better, write a lot. Write every day. That is what they tell you. The elusive “they” seem to know everything. Are they right though?
It isn’t often that we give a whole lot of thought to our rough drafts. By the time we sit and start writing, we have so many other things on our minds that the actual draft becomes more of “just a step” instead of the fundamental building block it truly
Ending scenes the right way can be tricky. There are certain rules that each chapter, or scene, should follow. I know this is counter-intuitive since writing really doesn’t have any rules but bear with me. The idea of a scene is to provide more information to the reader to keep