JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS

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MAKE SCENES POP: COP’S-EYE VIEW

JB’s Journal for Authors is a bi-monthly newsletter dedicated to the authors who never have enough time and are crushed by information. The journal highlights important information to help authors sell books.

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 CRIME FICTION SUBGENRES: WHERE DOES YOUR NOVEL FIT? by Louise Hamby from The Proofreader’s Parlour

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: I was surprised Louise counted ten subgenres in crime fiction. She also noted the importance of know the subgenre to assist in publication. Interesting.

2018 Release

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

CONVEYING THE SENSES OF PLACE TO OUR READERS by Edie Melson, from The Write Conversation

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is an excellent post and the importance of inserting the five senses into the scene. Yes, we describe the physical scene but what about the smells from the kitchen, the sounds of traffic, a clock. or a dog barking . A suggestion of the senses and then step aside to allow the reader to complete the scene is a worthy goal..

2018 Release

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 WANT TO MAKE YOUR SCENES COME ALIVE? HERE’S A COP’S-EYE VIEW by P J Parrish from Killzoneblog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  This post enhances the previous post relating to conveying the senses to readers. The post relates the experience  of a uniformed officer dispatched on a domestic call during the graveyard shift. Included is the sounds involved and the step-by step response of the officer. Good stuff for thriller and mystery writers.

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2019 Release

 BONUS

POWERS OF THREE by Elizabeth Sims from Elizabeth’s Blog

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:  Elizabeth notes the number of TV series, theater, and novels who use the three-strand plot technique in telling the story. She suggests the author pick a central focal point and move forward. An example is the focal point Downton Abbey and circle the subplots around the estate.

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WEBSITE ANALYTICS FOR INDIE AUTHORS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR TRAFFIC by Tyler Doornbos from BookWorks

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BEST PROOFREADING SOFTWARE of TWENTY-EIGHTEEN: GRAMMARLY VS HEMINGWAY VS PROWRITING AID by Kyle Young from Kindlepreneur

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FIFTEEN (MOSTLY) FREE TOOLS TO DIY YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping Writers

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THREE WAYS TO USE INVERTED DIALOGUE IN YOUR STORY by Anthony Ehlers  from Writers Write

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WHEN TO FOLLOW UP WITH A LITERARY AGENT by Nathan Bransford

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2 Responses to "JB’S JOURNAL FOR AUTHORS"
  1. Very informative, J B 🙂

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