Question and answer: How do you stretch an idea or story into a full-length book?

Sometimes you can’t. If the story is thin to begin with, then maybe it’s just meant to be a short story. But most of the time it can become a full-length book by adding twists and turns and more characters to the plot. Put obstacles in the way of the main character achieving what he/she …

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Question and answer: What are some sensible steps towards building an online audience for your writing?

One of the best ways to get readers is to create a blog. Post on that blog at least once a week. Less and they might forget who you are. I’m assuming your blog is on WordPress because that’s the most commonly used venue for writers. If so, then you can check out the mechanics …

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Question and answer: How can I find out which genre of fiction writing is best for me?

Try this: Read, read, read whatever you enjoy reading. This tells you what you like to read if someone else writes it and it’s a pretty good guess that you’d like to read it if you wrote it. Take those stories you read and change them into the story you’d write if you’d been the …

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