Tag Archive | Kristina Stanley

Selling Books To Non-Bookstores #Sale

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The Author’s Guide To Selling Books To Non-Bookstores is on sale. You can get it for 50% off through Smashwords. Published by Imajin Books Imagine walking into a grocery store, gift shop or other non-bookstore and seeing YOUR book for sale.  This wonderful experience is within your grasp—if you’re bold enough…

The Climax In The Context Of The Story Arc

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The climax scene is where you get to shine as an author. Every word you’ve written up to this point is going to pay off. What is the Climax? You’ve built you’re story up to the climax with rising action, and now the climax scene (or scenes) will have the highest…

Plot Point 2 In The Context Of The Story Arc

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It’s the end of act II and all is lost. Your protagonist must work hard to get what she wants or lose everything. The story arc has been around for over 2000 years, and is a proven way to tell a good story. It’s not the only way, but it…

Farley’s Friday: Couch Dogs

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Farley here, So I am the love of Kristina’s life, right? Well, I’m wondering why she feels the need to have other dogs stay with us.  Meet Piper. ? Sure, she’s cute. She’s pretty well behaved. But I don’t think she should have the same couch privileges as me. This…

The Midpoint Of A Novel In The Context Of The Story Arc

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Act II is underway, and your story is dragging. What do you do? A dragging story is not what we want as authors, so let’s look at how to fix this. A good story contains key plot events. To create a story readers love, these events must happen at the right…

Plot Point 1 In The Context Of The Story Arc

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
You’re heading into Act II of writing or editing your novel. So how are you going to keep readers engaged? You need a great plot point to drive them forward. ? In an earlier post, I talked about the inciting incident in the context of a story arc. Today we’ll…

Mystery Mondays: Author Joanne Guidoccio on Information Overload

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Today on Mystery Mondays we have the pleasure of hearing from author Joanne Guidoccio. Joanne writes cosy mysteries and paranormal romances. Special offer: read to the bottom, and you’ll find a chance to win an Amazon gift card. In case you missed it, Joanne has also contributed to Mystery Mondays…

Inciting Incident In The Context Of The Story Arc

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You’ve written a first draft. And with that major milestone completed, I’ll guess you want others to read your story and love it. That means you need to take your first draft and tell a better story. One way to to tell a better story is to evaluate the story…

Farley’s Friday: It’s a beach day

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Farley here, Some of you know I spent 5 years of my life living on a sailboat.  You’d think living on a boat meant I spent most of my days on the beach. However, I had to bark at my human as he windsurfed by me. I was letting him…

11 Steps to Find and Connect with Other Authors in Your Genre #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
Thank you, Raimey Gallant for organizing the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop. This is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful. To continue hopping through other…

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