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How My Editor Helped Me Understand Historical Fiction

August 14, 2018 - From our Authors - 2 Comments

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Dan Cross' debut novel, "Caesar of Mercenaries," has been shortlisted for the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award. In this post, he talks about the responsibility historical fiction writers have when it comes to blending fact and fiction — and the advice his editor ultimately gave him that set him on the path to success.


12 Character Archetypes Every Writer Should Already Know

August 8, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - 3 Comments

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‘Character archetypes’ are something you imagine bohemian writers talking about at length — perhaps while smoking a cigarette and stroking their pointy beards. And when they move onto the topic of Jungian theory, you can see yourself tuning out of the conversation altogether. But despite their seemingly high-minded background in psychoanalysis, understanding character archetypes can ... read more »


How to End a Story

Whether you have the final scenes of your book worked out from the moment you put pen to paper or it comes to you somewhere along the way, there’s one thing every author needs to master to leave a lasting impression on readers: how to end a story. Writing the ending can be a source ... read more »


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