Category Archives: Novel Development

Cyndi Lord, author and writing instructor continues discussion of POV. Are you learning as much as I am?

Cyndi Lord is a bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and has traditionally published six novels. She has spoken to writers in events across the USA, and teaches writing classes.   Eileen: Thanks, Cyndi for joining us again to continue our study of … Continue reading

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Cyndi Lord joins Booktalk with Eileen discussing the novel-crafting element Point of View (POV)

Before I turn this blog over to Cyndi Lord, let me share something about my writing journey. One day early 2014, I completed my first novel’s manuscript through the NaNoWriMo challenge.  I wrote furiously, finished the story and necessary number … Continue reading

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Interview with Mystery Novelist Margot Kinberg: Elements of Crafting Stories–Character-Building, Dialogue, Point of View

I’ve been quiet for a while. (whispering) Working on my first chapter of the book I haven’t titled yet.  But more on that in my next post.   Today, please welcome Margot Kinberg! Margot Kinberg’s Bio: Margot Kinberg is a … Continue reading

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How To Create a Fascinating Cast of Characters – From the Writers in the Storm Blog — Author Don Massenzio

by Angela Ackerman Let me ask a question: how much time do you spend crafting a character for your novel, say a protagonist? Ten hours? Twenty? Fifty or more? Whatever you answered, I bet we all agree that characters require … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Mary Morgan: Her approach in developing characters

E: Today, we have Mary Morgan joining us.  Welcome, Mary!  I am captivated with your characters – from reading the Order of the Dragon Knight’s series to the Legend of the Fenian Warriors series.  You can’t imagine my devastation when … Continue reading

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Interview with Amy Jarecki, Multi-Award winning and Amazon All-Star author, discussing elements of crafting a novel

E: Thank you for joining Booktalk with Eileen today. Amy Jarecki is one of my favorite authors as readers will note if they use the sidebar in the blog to type your name into ‘Looking for a particular review, author … Continue reading

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Dialogue from the point of view of Valerie Gilbert, narrator, musician, actress and mystic–a gifted individual.

Valerie Gilbert is the author of four books on personal growth, magic and mysticism, Raving Violet, Memories, Dreams & Deflections, Swami Soup, and Brilliance Brewing and the narrator of 127 audiobooks on Audible. She is currently writing her 5th book … Continue reading

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Interview with Best-Selling Author of 80 + Books — Elizabeth Rose

If you haven’t met this author here is a quick bio: Elizabeth Rose is the bestselling author of 80 books and counting. She writes medieval, historical, contemporary, paranormal, and western romance. She is an amazon all-star, and a multi-time award … Continue reading

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ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT by Stephen King ~ easy-to-read. Its shortness is deceptive. Full of great advice and pointers! Join me in my journey of learning to write a novel.

Continuing my quest to learn all about the craft of writing, I picked up a book recommended to me by Diana Cosby, written by Stephen King.  I knew him as a great writer, but now I feel I almost know … Continue reading

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Internationally Best-Selling Author Diana Cosby Discusses the Craft of Dialogue Providing Examples From Her Own Writing

Many of you know I am on my own journey of learning how to write a good novel.  Through the years, I’ve read some wonderful stories and then some not.  When a story just can’t be put down, I want … Continue reading

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