13 Week Rewrite: Week Thirteen – The End

At last. The home stretch. This week, you’re rewriting the ending to your story. The story doesn’t conclude at the climactic battle-scene. It’s not over until your heroine returns home. This final section is sometimes called the falling action or

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The Wedding of Eithne: Beneath the Sacred Hill #Excerpt

With the day of her arranged wedding fast approaching, will the Lady Eithne agree to marry King Eowain? And what interest do the mysterious drymyn-priests and their dark, forgetful Gods have in such a mundane matter as love? Eithne cursed

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Hedge King in Winter Amazon Kindle Giveaway!

The King is Crippled! Can his brother, Lord Eowain, hold the kingdom together against the machinations of their rival cousin? See where it all began! Join the growing cult gathering around the Matter of Manred Saga and read it from

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From Rough Draft to Finished Manuscript: Guest Post by Andy Peloquin

Over the last thirteen weeks and more, I’ve shared with you my own process for rewriting the first draft of your novel manuscript. But is it my way or the highway? Hardly. And thankfully, I’ve got Andy Peloquin back with

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Twelve – Battle Scene

This week, you’re rewriting up to the point where your hero makes a new choice. This is the climactic battle scene. Although it’s an internal battle for the hero, it may also present itself externally. It’s where your hero makes

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Eleven – Reality

This week, you’re rewriting through approximately one-third of your Third Act. Many things are happening to your heroine at once by this point in the story. As a result of her surrender, she’s re-framed her relationship to the meaning she

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Ten – Surrender

This week, you’ll rewrite up to the end of Act Two, where your hero surrenders the possibility of ever achieving his goal. Through this surrender, he experiences a death of his old identity and reframes his relationship to his goal.

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Nine – Suffering

This week, you’ll rewrite up to the point where your protagonist suffers. Certainly your hero struggles in a variety of ways throughout the story, but what makes this moment of suffering unique is that her suffering is due to an

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Brain To Books Cyber Convention and Book Exposition

There are rumblings deep under the mountain, and those who live close by swear that they have seen fire and smoke in the distance. Ever since the town was established, local bards have told tales of a great monster that

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Guest author: Michael Dellert – What is the Title of My Book?

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
I was recently asked where the title for my new book, The Wedding of Eithne, came from, and what it meant to me. I only had about 100 words to answer that…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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