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Review: Resistance

Review: Resistance

This is the second of my two-part review of Amy Brock McNew’s shorter companion works in the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles. While last week I reviewed Reformation, which is only available by subscribing to Amy’s website, Resistance is available through more traditional means like online booksellers. Resistance is a novella that follows roughly the same timeline as her full-length […]

The Challenges of Writing the Second Book in a Series

The Challenges of Writing the Second Book in a Series

Guest Blogger: Janalyn Voigt Movie sequels are famous for being less toothsome than the original fare. So it goes with books, also. I won’t name names, but we’ve all heard of literary belly flops that disappointed eager readers. Since the sagging middle is a noted phenomenon in writing today, it should be no surprise that […]

Frontline Lackeys

Frontline Lackeys

Writing a series has its own peculiarities, especially when the plot arc stretches across the books. One of those is the issue of the villain in the first book. Usually the hero doesn’t have much direct battle time with the ultimate bad guy. Most epic bad guys I’ve met are powerful enough and the developing […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]