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Accepting Responsibility for Your Titles

It’s Complicated

As your protagonist struggles to overcome a problem, in the past I’ve talked about how the protagonist goes through at least two try/fail cycles. Early

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Gaming the Publishing Industry

n publishing, we have two different distribution systems. The traditional publishing industry has its editors, and they have contracts with the bookstores and with the book distribution companies that are designed to keep you from selling your books at bookstores—and these contracts are very effective.

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Write a Good Fight Scene

8 Tips on How to Write a Good Fight Scene

In many novels you will have a fight scene—everything from a verbal scuffle as two people break up to a major battle, and because this is often the climax to your story, you might want to approach the scene cautiously.

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20 Hidden Costs of Publishing

20 Hidden Costs of Publishing

I often hear indie authors—and authors in general—demonizing publishers for doing a poor job of marketing books. The usual complaint is that publishers “Don’t spend

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Accepting Responsibility for Your Titles
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David Farland

It’s Complicated

As your protagonist struggles to overcome a problem, in the past I’ve talked about how the protagonist goes through at least two try/fail cycles. Early

Read More »
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

Gaming the Publishing Industry

n publishing, we have two different distribution systems. The traditional publishing industry has its editors, and they have contracts with the bookstores and with the book distribution companies that are designed to keep you from selling your books at bookstores—and these contracts are very effective.

Read More »
Write a Good Fight Scene
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David Farland

8 Tips on How to Write a Good Fight Scene

In many novels you will have a fight scene—everything from a verbal scuffle as two people break up to a major battle, and because this is often the climax to your story, you might want to approach the scene cautiously.

Read More »
20 Hidden Costs of Publishing
Free Writing Tips
David Farland

20 Hidden Costs of Publishing

I often hear indie authors—and authors in general—demonizing publishers for doing a poor job of marketing books. The usual complaint is that publishers “Don’t spend

Read More »