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CREATE MEMORABLE CHARACTERS

    . This is the very same information I've taught at writers' conferences and creative writing workshops.
    Here's what you'll learn:
  • how many characters Chekhov thought a story needed;
  • the differences between major and minor characters;
  • tips on adding emotional depth;
  • characters in historical fiction;
  • how to make the most of dialogue;
  • why you should interview characters;
  • details that make the difference;
  • character worksheets, and much, much more.

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The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers: Small Presses, book contests, university presses, and independent publishers for unagented authors

Take advantage of the special pre-order price of $5.99. Have you tried and failed to find a literary agent? Grown tired of pitch sessions and query letters? The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers lists over 350 small presses, book contests, university presses, and independent publishers that take “unagented” submissions. This book is for […]

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Marylee MacDonald’s Book Launch Tracker can help you plan effective book launches. Essentially, a tracker functions like a runway. If you want your book to have liftoff, you need a three- to six-month lead time, but if you don’t you lay out the tasks in advance, the day of your […]

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