Tag: Craft of Fiction

Sneaky Prose Killers

Sneaky Prose Killers

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. Visit altongansky.com to see “Typewriter Tuesday,” a brief video of a 1915 Corona 3 typewriter (like Hemingway’s first typewriter). ASK THE AUTHOR: From Dave Fessenden via aarongansky.com: In my first novel, the editor changed a 

Book Reviews Review

Book Reviews Review

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via aarongansky.com: What’s the rule governing opening your work with dialogue? Especially when it sets the course for the rest of the story. AARON: I believe I may be 

Everything I Wish I Knew Before I Started

Everything I Wish I Knew Before I Started

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Jacqueline Patterson: Indie or traditional publishing: which would route would you recommend for an unpublished writer? AARON: That’s a tough one. I’m of the mind that one should always give traditional publishing 

Marketing Analysis and Author Platform

Marketing Analysis and Author Platform

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From James Earls via Facebook: Are agents & editors absolutely crucial to the writer’s life & their success or lack of it? I do my own editing & do not have an 

The Power of Proposal

The Power of Proposal

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music! VIDEO ASK THE AUTHOR: Jenny Snow: Is there any rule about how often to use the character’s name vs. he or she? For example: A. Sarah dashed a note to her husband. Or B. She 

WILDCARD – 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Published

WILDCARD – 10 Reasons You’re Not Getting Published

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Jenny Snow via Facebook: What are the major plot points and reader expectations an author needs to hit for a romance? Mystery? Fantasy? AARON: Super good question, but I worry we 

Lyrical and Oratorical Voice

Lyrical and Oratorical Voice

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: From Andy Clapp via the chat room! Do Aaron, Alton, and Molly find that when they are passionate about an idea that they have a sense of urgency to get it on paper…at least 

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: What are five flaws that will keep an agent or editor from considering your manuscript? Jacqueline Patterson AARON: I think, if you asked five different authors or editors or publishers this question, 

Hearing Voices: Types of voices Part One

Hearing Voices: Types of voices Part One

  Thanks to bensound.com for intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Jenny Snow wants to know (via Facebook): What about italics? How often should inner thought be italicized when writing third person? AARON: This, I believe, falls more to each individual publisher. They will 

Just Say No! Writing Advice to Avoid

Just Say No! Writing Advice to Avoid

  Thanks to bensound.com for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: Mr Gansky, I am writer and have question for show. how can I publish book & make money very  fast. English is not my first language. Katerina Yermakova via e-mail Ps I