Monthly Archives: April 2013

What Makes a Character Memorable?

“The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.” – William Butler Yeats A novel is only as strong as … Continue reading

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Is There a Gender Bias Among Authors of Genre Novels?

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Are Contests Valuable to Writers?

Contests have been in the news lately.  A Texas woman sued Harlequin after they published a novel that she believed was stolen from her after she entered it in a contest. She lost.  Her novel wasn’t completed and only a … Continue reading

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