Examples of narrative arcs in modern fiction
Do novels share certain storytelling patterns? An A.I. has determined that most best-sellers use one of seven universal plot archetypes.Read More
Author conferences & events: 2021
By J.D. Lasica and Eric Kettunen, Authors A.I. Feb. 26, 2021 If 2020 was the toughest of years for all of us, 2021 looks to be the year in which conference-going begins to rebound. Conference organizers are making the hard choice of deciding whether to go all-virtual events this year, to make a strategic bet […]Read More
Why authors need a professional book editor
On First Draft Friday, bestselling fantasy author Charlie N. Holmberg and veteran editor Jason Kirk discuss the benefits that a professional book editor can bring to an author's writing career.Read More
Social media hashtags for authors
If you want to get more visibility for your social posts, you'll want to include hashtags. Here's a guide to the most popular hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.Read More
What I learned about my novel from an A.I.
Marlowe, the new artificial intelligence for fiction, doesn't have all the answers, but she offers a lot of actionable insights that any author would find eye opening when they're rewriting and fine-tuning their manuscripts.Read More
Can A.I. really help authors with their fiction writing?
This is launch week for our new startup, Authors A.I., so we were jazzed that we received a quick invitation to appear on one of the leading video podcasts in the indie author community, the C&M Show. The “C” in C&M stands for Craig Martelle, impresario behind 20Books Vegas and chief honcho at the 40,000-member […]Read More
Kinga Jentetics on PublishDrive’s services for authors
Here’s a four-minute interview I conducted in the hallway at the 20Books Vegas conference on Nov. 14, 2019, with Kinga Jentetics, CEO and co-founder of the ebook publishing platform PublishDrive. Kinga talked to the 1,000 attendees on the opening day about how her startup can benefit indie authors and publishers. Authors can take advantage of […]Read More
Photo outtakes from 20Books Vegas
Photo outtakes from 20Books Vegas I’m just back from the 20Books Vegas conference, the largest gathering of independent authors in the world, held Nov. 12-14, 2019, in Las Vegas. How popular is 20Books? When tickets go on sale each spring, they sell out in about an hour. About 1,000 attendees pack smokey Sam’s Town Hotel […]Read More