Alessandra Torre, Author at Authors A.I.
Author resources, Writer tipsOctober 14, 2021
How to create lovable characters

How to create lovable characters

Horror author Jack Pierce chat and suspense author Alessandra Torre discuss what elements set horror apart from other fiction genres.

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What makes a great horror story?

What makes a great horror story?

Horror author Jack Pierce chat and suspense author Alessandra Torre discuss what elements set horror apart from other fiction genres.

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What are the origins of story?

What are the origins of story?

Stefan Edmunds, author of “The Eight Crafts of Writing,” discusses the original origins of story and how modern storytellers have adapted stories to appeal to today's readers.

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Writer tipsJuly 19, 2021
Do you need a writing coach?

Do you need a writing coach?

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been sure what exactly a writing coach does. I’ve always sort of shelved them into the stack of things that I’d rather not think about. The idea of someone hounding me to “write, write, write” sounds like a special kind of torture. But hey – I can’t judge what I […]

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Writer tipsJuly 8, 2021
Transitioning from nonfiction to fiction

Transitioning from nonfiction to fiction

Authors new to fiction need to be aware of the stylistic differences between fiction and nonfiction. Here are tips on how to breathe emotion and life into your fiction works.

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Writer tipsJuly 6, 2021
Writing believable scenes in your novel

Writing believable scenes in your novel

Bestselling thriller author Fiona Quinn discusses her research methods and how to achieve realism in fiction in this video chat.

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More tips about writing Psychological Thrillers

More tips about writing Psychological Thrillers

British thriller author Andy Maslen discusses the elements of a Psychological Thriller in this episode of the writing show First Draft Friday.

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Writing a Psychological Thriller

Writing a Psychological Thriller

Psychological thrillers are blowing up the bestseller lists. Here's our latest First Draft Friday interview with author Andy Maslen, a recent entrant into the genre.

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Writer tipsApril 27, 2021
Should pantsers become plotters?

Should pantsers become plotters?

How to write a book can be a hotly contested topic. Formal training dictates that outlining is a necessity of the craft, while authors often object to the practice, saying that plotting a novel takes all of the fun and creativity out of the practice. So which path is best? M.J. Blehart has strong opinions […]

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Writer tipsApril 1, 2021
Building strong side characters

Building strong side characters

Side characters are often written without development, created for a specific purpose, and then discarded without a second thought. On our most recent First Draft Friday, author Cindy Skaggs explored why side characters desire proper attention, and how they can improve your story. xxxx xxxx They can help define your theme Cindy pointed out that […]

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First Draft FridaysApril 1, 2021
FDF #21: How to Structure a Novel

FDF #21: How to Structure a Novel

At Noon ET, author Jim Woods will show you a fun, simple way to structure your book. Learn how to create a compelling story that draws in the reader and keeps them turning the page. In this live video chat, he’ll answer your questions and give you actionable tips.

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Writer tipsMarch 18, 2021
Tips for building your editorial team

Tips for building your editorial team

There comes a time in every novel’s life when it is time to leave the safe haven of the author’s computer and journey out into the world. Before it reaches retailer shelves, a variety of individuals should read and critique your masterpiece. One of the first editors who helped my novels on their journeys into […]

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