Conflicted By Conflict

- by Lynn Michaels

In fiction there are two types of conflict, external and internal. External conflict is the plot of your story,  the mystery or problem that your characters must solve by the end of the book.  Internal conflict is your characters’ inner struggles. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. At least it wasn’t for me at […]

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A Funny Thing Happened

- by Lynn Michaels

One of the nicest things I get to do as a published author is travel. Mostly to writers conferences where I get to see my writer friends. A conference I attended in Boston was just weird. The hotel was very old, and I swear it was haunted. Two nights in a row we had a […]

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What Sells A Book

- by Lynn Michaels

It may surprise you, but no one knows. That may be the biggest secret in publishing. Well, not anymore since I just blabbed it. Anyway. Editors, publishers, agents and marketing gurus don’t have a clue what compels readers to buy a book. The cover is the starting point. Editors and art directors hope that an […]

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