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Dan Koboldt - 7 ways to tighten prose

A list of revision tips geared at fantasy/sci-fi authors: tighten your prose to to lean, professional-grade writing.

The Island Deception (Gateways to Alissia #2) comes out in print May 30th!

The Island Deception (Gateways to Alissia comes out in print May

Physicist Dan Allen presents relativity for sci-fi authors, and discusses how Einstein's theories killed the science of steampunk.

Physicist Dan Allen presents relativity for sci-fi authors, and discusses how Einstein& theories killed the science of steampunk.

A few words of thanks to the people who have helped me and my book come this far.

A few words of thanks to the people who have helped me and my book come this far.

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Kay Kenyon reviews The Island Deception by Dan Koboldt

The Island Deception by Dan Koboldt

Dan Koboldt: Five Things I Learned Writing The Island Deception

Continuing the exciting adventures from The Rogue Retrieval, The Island Deception blends fun and mystery into a brilliant new fantasy from Dan Koboldt.

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story,” he said. “It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” The first sentence sets the stage—however long or short the text—and hints at the “narrative vehicle” by which the writer will propel the book forward. King continued:

The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story,” he said. “It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” The first sentence sets the stage—however long or short the text—and hints at the “narrative vehicle” by which the writer will propel the book forward. King continued:

A Novel Idea: How to Make a Plot Board--it's super simple, it will keep your story organized, and I even made a video!

A Novel Idea: How to Make a Plot Board --it's super simple-- it will keep your story organized and even make a video .

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