Fiction Attack! Insider Secrets for Writing and Selling Your Novels & Stories — For Self-Published and Traditional Authors by James Scott Bell


I won this book in a monthly contest. I’m glad I did. I like several of Bell’s other books so I knew I would like this one. This is a collection of blog-like posts that strive to inspire and teach indie as well as traditional authors. There is just something about his tone and writing style that makes and writing struggle easy to tackle. I enjoyed the interviews with various authors. For me, it is a good reminder that I can do this.



How to Write Fiction That Sells Across All Channels . . .
Just what are the inner secrets of selling fiction to an ever-growing audience of readers? It’s not just the same old tips you see repeated over and over. It’s almost always a matter of specialized tools and techniques bestselling authors use––consciously or unconsciously––to break away from the slush into bestseller territory.
Whether traditionally or self published––or both––the writers doing these things in their fiction are the ones generating substantial income and happy fans.
Now, these keys are revealed.
Bestselling author and #1 bestselling writing coach James Scott Bell brings you dozens of powerhouse techniques and strategies, many of which are adapted from his popular writing posts at The Kill Zone blog. Among the many subjects covered are:

* The 10 commandments all writers must follow.
* The What-Do-You-Want-to-Say-to-Me test.
* The cure for overstuffed dialogue.
* Must you show compassion for the bad guys?
* What makes a novel a page turner?
* How not to write your novel.
* The two things every novel needs, no matter the genre.
* The things you never, ever do in your opening pages.
* The myth of the “inciting incident.”
* How much exposition up front?
* Why “Show, Don’t Tell” might be overrated.
* The #1 secret in using First Person Point-of-View
* How to use dialogue as a weapon.
* Where to get plots.
* The secret to adding fireworks to your style.
* The answer to the flashback quagmire.
* The art of listening to the book.
* How to find the “premise” of your novel.
* How to write a novella.

And many more. PLUS, interviews with some of the best writers working today, including: Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Barry Eisler, Joseph Finder, Peter Straub, Stephen Coonts, Katherine Neville, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, Kathy Reichs, M.J. Rose
If you’re serious about selling your fiction, Fiction Attack! is your battle plan for breakthrough.



James Scott Bell


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