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You Need Story Structure: A Cautionary Tale

You Need Story Structure: A Cautionary Tale

When I was 19, I started writing my first novel. I’d written fan fiction as a young teen, but my original works were rarely longer than a few pages. I was an avid reader, though, and I’d been told I was a prodigious writer. I thought that was all I needed to write. This was the first year I studied writing formally. I’d decided in high school that I wouldn’t...

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5 Ways To Tackle Revisions

5 Ways To Tackle Revisions

Many of us are in the thick of National Novel Writing Month, commonly known as NaNoWriMo, and hope to have most or all of the rough draft of a book finished by the end of the month. Even if you’re not, you probably have a manuscript lying around in some stage of completion that you’ve been avoiding. And most writers do. Revising after that initial dump of creativity is hard,...

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November Author Spotlight [BOX SPOILERS]

November Author Spotlight [BOX SPOILERS]

Welcome to Scribbler’s author spotlight series — an interview with our subscription box‘s monthly author! Each month, we’ll interview the author of our featured book to help you learn a little more about them and their writing process. This month’s spotlight is on Rebekah Crane. Their novel June, Reimagined, is our November read. You can find June, Reimagined for sale anywhere books are sold. From the writer who brought you the Irish romance The Upside...

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43 Ways to Ruin a Mystery Novel: Part 4‚ Nonsense

43 Ways to Ruin a Mystery Novel: Part 4‚ Nonsense

In our final installment of how to ruin your mystery, we have bundled our greatest collection of examples from actual books we have tried to read. They showcase the utter nonsense, the ridiculous, the inane, and downright contrived ploys that authors have used to propel their story, only to have merely lost us along the way. A seemingly all-American, wholesome girl is murdered. But it turns out she led a...

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16 Approaches to Titling Your Book

16 Approaches to Titling Your Book

U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser said that titles “…represent the hand you extend in friendship toward your reader.” He was talking about titles of poems, but his words apply to titling your book as well. Yes, people buy books because they’re interested in the concept, but just as important is their assessment of the cover. So, titling your book is a huge marketing decision. A title tells people what to think about...

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43 Ways to Ruin a Mystery Novel: Part 3‚ Storylines

43 Ways to Ruin a Mystery Novel: Part 3‚ Storylines

Many tools tell you how to construct a mesmerizing mystery with intriguing characters, interesting storylines, and enough red herrings to keep you guessing till the end.  Since we represent the readers you write for, we would like to share with you all the ways you can ruin a potentially good story and cause us to put down your book and ban you from our reading list forever. Don’t waste time...

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October Author Spotlight [BOX SPOILERS]

October Author Spotlight [BOX SPOILERS]

Welcome to Scribbler’s author spotlight series — an interview with our subscription box‘s monthly author! Each month, we’ll interview the author of our featured book to help you learn a little more about them and their writing process. This month’s spotlight is on Bryce Moore. Their novel Don’t Go To Sleep, is our October read. You can find Don’t Go To Sleep for sale anywhere books are sold. A seventeen-year old girl goes up...

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5 Ways To Avoid Querying Too Early

5 Ways To Avoid Querying Too Early

As a “serious” writer for only a few years, there’s much I still need to learn. I’m hoping to be traditionally published, which comes with its own suite of exciting and nerve-wracking challenges. Though I’ve only queried two books, I’ve learned several (painful) lessons about querying too early. Every writer’s path differs, but I’d like to share what I’ve learned in hopes it will help someone else. Below, I’m sharing...

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