There are so many posts circulating from bloggers and agents concerning the opening chapter of a manuscript — cut the first twenty-five pages, start with conflict, no prologues, no tropes, no cliches… If you’re ready to tear your hair out, then read on, because I’m about to cut the noise, and break the opening chapter …

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The phrase is everywhere. A simple Google search of ‘How To Write A Book’ will result in thousands of pages popping up in reference to it. What is it? The all cryptic, all powerful, Showing vs. Telling. If you happen to be a budding author, then you’ve most certainly heard the term. Hell, you’ve probably …

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Resolution. A decision, mental state,  or determination to resolve. Resolve. To convert or transform by any process, through firmness of intent. Where is your book going? How does your protagonist develop? How will the conflict be righted? These are the questions you should ask yourself as you begin to write the third and final part …

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