Author posts Archives - Authors A.I.
Author postsJanuary 4, 2022

‘A snapshot of myself as a writer’

Authors review Marlowe, the Authors AI manuscript analysis tool Why do authors like Marlowe, the AuthorsAI manuscript analysis tool? Authors at all levels say she helps them improve their book’s pacing, story beats and writing style, as well as helping them understand the success factors in their genre by providing ‘‘comps’’ — book comparisons based […]

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Author posts, Writer tipsOctober 18, 2021
Five writing productivity hacks for authors who want to publish more books

Five writing productivity hacks for authors who want to publish more books

There are a lot of blog posts out there about how to write better. You’ll find a fair number in our Writers Resource Center. But this isn’t that. This article is about how to write faster — or, more precisely, how to write more words. Publishing my first novel took me six months, from hand-writing […]

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Author posts, Writer tipsSeptember 24, 2021
How to write great dialogue in a novel

How to write great dialogue in a novel

In this post we'll talk about how to write great dialogue. The principles outlined below mostly apply to novel writing, but they also apply to screenplays, short stories and other forms of creative writing.

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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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Authors’ writing advice comes to life

Authors’ writing advice comes to life

Here's a look at writing advice from some of the world's best known authors, along with their animated images in MyHeritage's trippy AI program Deep Nostalgia.

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Author posts, Writer tipsDecember 11, 2020
The storytelling secrets of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

The storytelling secrets of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

I like to take inspiration for storytelling from all kinds of sources, not just books. Movies, paintings, dog walks: They can all spark an idea or solve a narrative problem giving me grief. But TV is often a bust. The need to sell advertising or hook viewers into an unending multi-series show often corrupts the […]

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Author posts, Writer tipsNovember 2, 2020
What goes into a good cozy mystery novel

What goes into a good cozy mystery novel

What makes a great mystery novel? Three bestselling authors gather in our latest First Draft Friday to discuss what you need to include or exclude from any cozy mystery novel.

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Author posts, Conferences, MarloweSeptember 17, 2020
Digital Book World hosts coming-out party for our A.I.

Digital Book World hosts coming-out party for our A.I.

At Digital Book World 2020, Authors A.I. president Alessandra Torre discusses how artificial intelligence can help authors with their fiction writing.

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Author posts, Writer tipsSeptember 14, 2020
Virtuous villains and flawed heroes

Virtuous villains and flawed heroes

Andy Maslen and Alessandra Torre discuss how to create complex characters for your novel. How to create characters your readers will love (or love to hate) Conflict is at the heart of all great fiction. Without conflict there is no story. “The cat sat on the mat is not the beginning of a story,” thriller […]

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How I learned to stop worrying and love A.I.

How I learned to stop worrying and love A.I.

The story of how I got past my initial reluctance to use AI to improve my writing When I first heard about Marlowe, the fiction-savvy artificial intelligence from Authors A.I., I experienced two strongly conflicting emotions. Emotion one: An AI can read my entire novel in 15 minutes and tell me what’s good/bad about it? […]

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Author posts, Writer tipsSeptember 2, 2020
Using new methods to steer your story

Using new methods to steer your story

Two veteran fiction authors share their method of writing characters and developing scenes through the use of a four-step approach to character decision-making.

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