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5 Dialog Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

This may read like Grammar 101, but I see these mistakes in a lot of unpublished, new author’s works. Unfortunately, these mistakes scream “Amateur!” and hurt the author’s chances of getting published. If these rules are elementary, skip them....

X Factor – The Unexpected Twist

Every murder mystery must include an X Factor — the twist that heightens the suspense in the story and keeps it as unpredictable as possible. Story twists should always come when the reader least expects them. Twists or surprises can be obstacles for the...