The Secret to Writing About The Secret Service

The Secret to Writing About The Secret Service

You’ve decided to make your protagonist a Secret Service Agent, now what? Even if you’ve never served in the Secret Service, you can still write with authority and create an authentic, powerful hero. Read on to learn how!

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“What If…?” The Question That Launched a Thousand Writing Careers

“What If…?” The Question That Launched a Thousand Writing Careers

“What if…” the two little words that every author should have in their toolbox. These two words have the power to instantly jump-start people’s imagination, and when I say people, I mean literary agents, editors, film producers, and readers! So, if you’re not using “what if…” when you brainstorm, plot, and pitch your work, then you should start. Here are some tips:

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SETTING: The Silent Character

SETTING: The Silent Character

What are the components of setting? And how do we utilize setting to influence the thoughts and emotions of our POV characters and add tension and richness to our storytelling?  To help answer this question, we at Career Authors proudly present the fourth installment in our series of infographics—SETTING: The Silent Character. 

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Subtext: What Lies Beneath (Part 2 of 2)

Subtext: What Lies Beneath (Part 2 of 2)

Subtext 101: What lies beneath (Part 2 of 2) In Part 1 of this post, we compared subtext in a novel to a musical score in a film. Like a theatrical score, subtext does its work in the background—creating mood, tension, and cadence. Without subtext, a novel can feel...

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Subtext – What Lies Beneath (Part 1 of 2)

Subtext – What Lies Beneath (Part 1 of 2)

If the craft of storytelling had its own Oscars, you can probably guess which elements would get top billing. Plot would sub in for Best Picture, Character would fit the bill for Best Actor in a male or female role, and narrative would stand in for Best Director....

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