Blog Archives - Authors A.I.
How to create a vivid sense of place in your novel

How to create a vivid sense of place in your novel

Best-selling thriller author Andy Maslen offers advice to writers on how to create a vivid sense of place in your novel.

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Genres, Writer tipsJune 2, 2022
An author’s long road to publication

An author’s long road to publication

Bestselling author Tiffany Reisz discusses book settings and how to use them in fiction in this First Draft Friday author chat.

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Genres, Writer tipsApril 3, 2022
Creating a bestseller using Marlowe

Creating a bestseller using Marlowe

Bestselling author James Rosone shares his editing process and how he uses an artificial intelligence editor, called Marlowe, in this First Draft Friday author chat.

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Genres, Writer tipsMarch 24, 2022
Making the most of your novel’s setting

Making the most of your novel’s setting

Bestselling author Tiffany Reisz discusses book settings and how to use them in fiction in this First Draft Friday author chat.

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Genres, Writer tipsMarch 6, 2022
Knowing the feel of your genre

Knowing the feel of your genre

Book editor Stephenie Magister explores the feel and goal of literary genres in this First Draft Friday author chat.

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Writer tipsFebruary 16, 2022
Picking or switching your genre

Picking or switching your genre

Ryan Schow, an author of post-apocalyptic fiction and urban fantasy, discusses the ins and outs of switching genres and choosing a subgenre in this First Draft Friday author chat.

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Writer tipsFebruary 13, 2022
Robert Dugoni on creating page-turning plots

Robert Dugoni on creating page-turning plots

What’s more important, plot or character? I can easily jump into either side of this discussion, but the answer is often: both. One author who does a stellar job of weaving together page-turning plots with strong characters is Robert Dugoni, the critically acclaimed bestselling suspense and literary fiction author. Robert joined our First Draft Friday […]

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Writer tipsFebruary 11, 2022
How to write more compelling characters

How to write more compelling characters

And how a deceptively simple question can help you do it I am in the middle of pitching a new police procedural series to a major digital-first publisher. We’ve worked together before and I’m playing pitch-doc tennis with my editor as we collaborate on the shape of the series. The proposal has gone through three […]

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Author resources, Writer tipsJanuary 31, 2022
Giving your characters a personality

Giving your characters a personality

Authors Greta Boris and Alessandra Torre chat about using the Enneagram typing system to develop your characters' personality.

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How to write a gripping first page

How to write a gripping first page

Authors Joan Dempsey and Alessandra Torre chat about opening scenes in novels and how to create a gripping first page.

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Author resources, Writer tipsNovember 18, 2021
Secrets of writing in different voices

Secrets of writing in different voices

Authors Jeff Wheeler and Alessandra Torre chat about writing in different voices and character point of views.

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Author resources, Writer tipsNovember 15, 2021
Building a magic system from scratch

Building a magic system from scratch

Authors C.R. Rowenson and Alessandra Torre chat about using magic systems in fiction and their creation and implementation.

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