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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #9: Skeletons in Your Plot

FDF #9: Skeletons in Your Plot

Don’t have time (or the will) to create detailed book outlines in advance? Paranormal romance/urban fantasy author Steffanie Holmes will share her skeleton draft method. Steff writes a first draft for a book in a few days without any kind of plan or outline.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #8: Flawed Heroes & Virtuous Villains

FDF #8: Flawed Heroes & Virtuous Villains

Bestselling British crime and thriller author Andy Maslen discusses the art of creating complex, believable, three-dimensional characters, starting with your protagonist and antagonist.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #7: The turn-key technique to creating memorable characters

FDF #7: The turn-key technique to creating memorable characters

Where do you start when creating characters for a new book or series that your readers will love? Veteran authors Judith Lucci and Fiona Quinn — who have more than 40 bestsellers between them — discuss a little-known technique they use to harness memory, sensory perception and logic to build engrossing characters and scenes.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #6: The secret sauce of great editing

FDF #6: The secret sauce of great editing

What are the benefits of working with a professional book editor? Jason Kirk and Charlie Holmberg discuss how good editors can teach authors to “fish” and improve their self-editing skills with each succeeding manuscript. Jason is the award-winning editor of 100+ books with 20 years of editing and publishing experience.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #5: Productivity tips for authors

FDF #5: Productivity tips for authors

Legal thriller author Robin James has a special superpower: writing through distractions. She and Danielle offer tips on how to be more productive with your writing and how to power your way to success.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #4: Can A.I. make your next novel a bestseller?

FDF #4: Can A.I. make your next novel a bestseller?

Matthew Jockers, PhD, co-author of The Bestseller Code and co-founder of Authors A.I., talks about how artificial intelligence can help authors enhance their storytelling and sell more books. Dr. Jockers is a pioneer in the applications of machine learning to the study of fiction. He is the creator of the groundbreadking new A.I. tool Marlowe.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #3: Using A.I. to help with story beats

FDF #3: Using A.I. to help with story beats

James Rosone, a bestselling military thriller author, recently turned to writing a military sci-fi series. He discusses how he uses an artificial intelligence to help his storytelling at key parts of the rewrite process.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #2: Nailing character development

FDF #2: Nailing character development

Romance author Alessandre Torre discusses how authors can flesh out their character development with veteran editor/publisher Lou Aronica.

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First Draft FridaysSeptember 24, 2020
FDF #1: What are your biggest writing challenges?

FDF #1: What are your biggest writing challenges?

Romance author Alessandre Torre and historical romance author Cecelia Mecca discuss some of the top challenges they face as they write their fiction.

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PlansAugust 6, 2020
Single Report

Single Report

Do you want to purchase a single Pro report for your novel? Simply click below, checkout and then navigate to your account to upload your manuscript and receive a report by email within one hour. View a Sample Report: Frequently asked questions

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