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Back Issues of the Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine
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- May 2013: Text or PDF: The Trouble With Backups. The Golden Rule of Fiction. WordPress Web Sites.
- April 2013: Text or PDF: Increase Your Productivity In 60 Seconds. Would The Godfather Really do That? A Hot New Book Promotionsl Tool.
- March 2013: Text or PDF: Meta Advice. Naked Dialogue. Why Did You Buy THAT Book?
- February 2013: Text or PDF: Eat Dessert First! Dialogue Is War. Clicking On Buy.
- January 2013: Text or PDF: Targets Versus Goals. Every Scene Is A ______. Why Google Analytics Rocks.
- December 2012: Text or PDF: Your Creative Superpowers. Too Little Backstory. Is Your Marketing Better Than Nothing?
- November 2012: Text or PDF: Rescuing Your Time. How To Wreck An Apology. Customized Marketing.
- October 2012: Text or PDF: Journaling Your Business. Is Headhopping A Sin? Being First.
- September 2012: Text or PDF: A Tale of Two Terrors. Why People Groups Matter. Measuring Your Marketing.
- August 2012: Text or PDF: How and Why To Track Your Writing. Life Interrupted. Why the Future is Bright for Writers.
- July 2012: Text or PDF: Taming Unpredictability. White Space Magic. Long Game Discoverability.
- June 2012: Text or PDF: Story Threads in The Hunger Games.
- May 2012: Text or PDF: Formatting Your Manuscript Like a Pro. More Magic in The Hunger Games. What To Do With Your Horrible Reviews.
- April 2012: Text or PDF: The Incredible Power of a Challenge. The Magic in The Hunger Games. 24 Secrets of Ebook Publishing Success.
- March 2012: Text or PDF: The Book With the Horrible Title. Why Downton Abbey Rocks. Beginning With the End in Mind.
- February 2012: Text or PDF: Tactics of the Winning Novelist. Should You Answer That Question? How Fascinating Are You?
- January 2012: Text or PDF: Strategizing Your Writing Career. Your Creative Paradigm. 10, 100, and 1000 Dollar Work.
- December 2011: Text or PDF: The Vision Thing. The Real Rules of Fiction Writing. 1000 True Fans.
- November 2011: Text or PDF: Vision, Strategy, Tactics. The Moral Premise. The Future of Publishing Revisited.
- October 2011: Text or PDF: Less is More. Nothing is More Important Than…. SEO 4 U.
- September 2011: Text or PDF: The Pomodoro Technique. Selling Your Ending. Final Secrets of John Locke’s Success.
- August 2011: Text or PDF: Why I Switched to Fractal Planner. Unlocking the Mighty MRU. More Secrets of John Locke’s Success.
- July 2011: Text or PDF: Conquering E-mail. Making Your Reader Love Backstory. The Secret of John Locke’s Success.
- June 2011: Text or PDF: Your Allies. Old Story, New Story. Fear, Rejection, and All That.
- May 2011: Text or PDF: One Less Thing. Narrative Slips. Writing a Killer Product Description.
- April 2011: Text or PDF: The Simple Power of Just Showing Up. Games People Don’t Play. The B-Word.
- March 2011: Text or PDF: Protecting Your Data. Story Engineering. An Industry Pro Goes E.
- February 2011: Text or PDF: Outsourcing U. Presuppositions. Studying the Industry.
- January 2011: Text or PDF: Divide and Conquer. Plot versus Character. Those Pesky Writing Conferences.
- December 2010: Text or PDF: Your Business Plan. The Villain Next Door. New Directions in Publishing.
- November 2010: Text or PDF: National Novel Writing Month. Writing Cliffhangers. Your Ideal Reader.
- October 2010: Text or PDF: The 4-Hour Workweek. What Makes The Dragon Fly? Growing Your Tribe on Facebook.
- September 2010: Text or PDF: To E or Not to E? How to Create an E-book for Amazon. The Billion-Dollar Book.
- August 2010: Text or PDF: What’s Holding You Back? The Resilient Character. One Tool Every Writer Must Have.
- July 2010: Text or PDF: The Future of Publishing. Your Story Question. Marketing Fiction Using Non-fiction.
- June 2010: Text or PDF: Doing Things Different on “Different Day.” Head-hopping For Fun and Profit. Book Review — INBOUND MARKETING.
- May 2010: Text or PDF: Scheduling Success. Breathing Life Into Your Storyworld. Interview with Jim Rubart.
- April 2010: Text or PDF: Small Chunks. The Opportune Moment. Interview with Thomas Umstattd.
- March 2010: Text or PDF: Your Hopes and Dreams File. Some Things Are Impossible. Whither Twitter?
- February 2010: Text or PDF: Does Multitasking Make You Stupid? The Path of Least Resistance. A Killer First Chapter.
- January 2010: Text or PDF: Your Board of Directors. The Art of War For Writers. Why I Love Writing Conferences.
- December 2009: Text or PDF: Holding Yourself Accountable. Writing in the Shadows. How to Run a Book Rush.
- November 2009: Text or PDF: Special issue celebrating the forthcoming release of my book, Writing Fiction for Dummies, with four excerpts from the book: Defining Your Ideal Reader. Creating a Great Storyline. Psychoanalyzing Your Characters. The Agent Decision.
- October 2009: Text or PDF: Three Big Chunks. Your Characters Aren’t You. What’s Your Tribe?
- September 2009: Text or PDF: Lining Up Your Scenes. A Failure To Communicate. Query Letter ABCs.
- August 2009: Text or PDF: Writing When the Spirit Moves You. Personality Types and Characters. The Dreaded Synopsis.
- July 2009: Text or PDF: Where Have All The Hours Gone? Choosing Your Creative Style. Your E-mail Signature And Marketing.
- June 2009: Text or PDF: Accountability and You. Scenes and Chapters. Earning the Right to be Read.
- May 2009: Text or PDF: Coauthoring Without Murder. The Dark Art of Description. Want Fries With That Endorsement?
- April 2009: Text or PDF: Your Approximately Perfect Life. Plot Pacing and Narrative Summary. Your Biggest Bang For The Buck. The Novelist’s Eleventh Commandment.
- March 2009: Text or PDF: A Tool Every Writer Can Use. Practical Pointers on Plot Pacing. Branding — the “B-word”.
- February 2009: Text or PDF: If Not Now, When? Pacing Your Novel. Making Connections.
- January 2009: Text or PDF: What You Did Right Last Year. Self-Editing Your Novel. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 10.
- December 2008: Text or PDF: Controlling Your Space. Tactical Writing — POV. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 9.
- November 2008: Text or PDF: Evolution and Revolution. Fiction is Like Chess. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 8.
- October 2008: Text or PDF: The Most Important Thing To Do Today. Actions and Subtexting. What a Publicist Can Do For You.
- September 2008: Text or PDF: Special Feature: How To Talk To An Agent.
- August 2008: Text or PDF: The “HELOC Trick.” More Subtexting in Dialogue. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 7.
- July 2008: Text or PDF: Do You Need a Mid-Course Correction? Subtexting in Dialogue. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 6.
- June 2008: Text or PDF: A Backup Strategy 4 U. Pattern and Formula in Fiction. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 5.
- May 2008: Text or PDF: Managing Your Drafts. Your Novel’s First Paragraph. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 4. Interview — John Olson’s Promotion Strategy.
- April 2008: Text or PDF: The World’s Scariest Question. The Novelist’s Dilemma. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 3. Interview — Scratching that Niche.
- March 2008: Text or PDF: What Cool Writing Software Would You Like? Dissonant Nonverbal Communication in Fiction. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 2.
- February 2008: Text or PDF: Habits, Interruptions, and Achievements. Nonverbal Communication in Fiction. Web Sites and Blogging, Part 1.
- January 2008: Text or PDF: After You Set Goals, Then What? Five Steps To Continuous Improvement. The One Marketing Tool Every Writer Needs.
- December 2007: Text or PDF: A Roadmap For Your Next Book. Self-Editing Your Fiction. Launching Your Book.
- November 2007: Text or PDF: Using Best Practices. Time Management for Writers. Interview With a Publicist.
- October 2007: Text or PDF: Treating Your StoryWorld Like a Character. Public Speaking To Market Your Fiction.
- September 2007: Text or PDF: A House-Of-Cards StoryWorld. Using Your Authority To Market Your Fiction.
- August 2007: Text or PDF: The Importance of StoryWorld. Those Brutal Numbers.
- July 2007: Text or PDF: Creating Characters–part 5. Marketing is About You.
- June 2007: Text or PDF: Creating Characters–part 4. Measuring Your Market.
- May 2007: Text or PDF: Creating Characters–part 3. Building Your Writing Platform Via SuperArticles. Do You Need a Critique Group?
- April 2007: Text or PDF: Anatomy of a Writing Conference (Special Report).
- March 2007: Text or PDF: Creating Characters–part 2. How To Have a Great Conference. Off-Topic and Yet Strangely Relevant.
- February 2007: Text or PDF: Creating Characters–part 1. On Writing Proposals–part 5. Anxiety and Writers.
- January 2007: Text or PDF: Planning Your Year. Are You Acting Like a Professional Writer? Taxes For Writers. On Writing Proposals–part 4. Tiger Marketing Is Dead!
- December 2006: Text or PDF: Cruise Update. On Writing Proposals–part 3. How To Write a Fight Scene–part 3. Tiger Marketing — How To Make Money Off Other People. The Death of Tiger Marketing as We Know It.
- November 2006: Text or PDF: Fiction 201 Announcement. Cruise Update. On Writing Proposals–part 2. How To Write a Fight Scene–part 2.
- October 2006: Text or PDF: Would You Like to Go On a Cruise? On Writing Proposals. Time Management for Writers–Summary. How To Write a Fight Scene.
- September 2006: Text or PDF: How to Find an Agent. Dialogue and the Art of War–part 5. Time Management–part 4. Tiger Marketing for Scaredy Cats.
- August 2006: There was no August e-zine because I was in the middle of relocating with my family halfway across the country.
- July 2006: Text or PDF: Avoiding Scammer Agents. Dialogue and the Art of War–part 4. Time Management–part 3. How to Write a Query Letter.
- June 2006: Text or PDF: Dialogue and the Art of War–part 3. Strategic Time Management–part 2. Tiger marketing–what does your reader see? The hazards of being famous.
- May 2006: Text or PDF: Dialogue and the Art of War–part 2. Strategic Time Management. Tiger marketing–what’s a metatag? Scenes and Sequels for multiple points of view.
- April 2006: Text or PDF: Dialogue and the Art of War. Back pain and the working writer. Tiger marketing–when Google mistreats you.
- March 2006: Text or PDF: Are you a Spammer? Privacy and the working writer. Tiger marketing–a real-life example. The brutal numbers on Google advertising.
- February 2006: Text or PDF: Release of Fiction 101, tips on novel formatting, and analysis of Three Disaster Structure of The Merchant of Venice and also North by Northwest.
- January 2006: Text or PDF: Protecting yourself from spam, a time-management tool, and all about the Three Disaster Structure, with examples from Pride And Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean.
- December 2005: Text or PDF: Announcing a new e-zine, a great site on PyroMarketing, and my thoughts on Tiger Marketing for prepublished writers.
- November 2005: Text or PDF: A Tiger Marketing makeover, some thoughts on those pesky rules of fiction, and a couple of cool free web browser tools.
- October 2005: Text or PDF: Tiger Marketing, a web site makeover, NaNoWriMo, and some ideas for how I’m thinking of expanding my range of services to my readers.
- September 2005: In view of the havoc raised by Hurricane Katrina for many of my readers, I chose not to publish a September issue.
- August 2005: Text or PDF: More MRUs chosen from Alice Sebold, plus a Tiger Marketing column on optimizing those pesky search engine keywords, with some thoughts on the famous Snowflake, and ruminations on life and death.
- July 2005: Text or PDF: An intervew with Randy Ingermanson and an analysis of the MRUs in selected passages from Leif Enger and Audrey Niffenegger, plus an account of my first foray into Tiger Marketing.
- June 2005: Text or PDF: An interview with Lee Silber and an analysis of the MRUs in selected passages from Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, and Michael Crichton.
- May 2005: Text or PDF: An interview with Sue Brower, a tutorial on Those Pesky MRUs, my regular column on Tiger Marketing, and more . . .
- April 2005: Text or PDF: An interview with Brandilyn Collins, Where Do Baby Ideas Come From?, Who Needs a List Provider?, Tiger Marketing, and more . . .
- March 2005: Text or PDF: An interview with James Scott Bell, a Roadmap for Your Writing Career, an Introduction to Tiger Marketing, and more . . .