Four Elements in Your Novels End to Leave Readers Satisfied

In a previous post, Five Ways to End a Novel, I discussed different options for a novel to end. Whatever way you choose to end your novel there are some key elements that need to be included.

Four elements in your ending to leave readers satisfied.

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How Do You Choose Your Characters Name?

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

For those new to my blog, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was How Do You Find Your Characters Voice? and this week’s post is:

How do you choose your characters name?

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A Call to Beta-Readers for My Debut Novel

From a previous post, Reading chapters of my novel I asked people to read the first couple chapters of my novel, A Time of Stones, after the first draft. I have edited, edited and edited over the last few months and I feel almost ready to send off queries to agents and publishers. One last round of beta-readers couldn’t possibly hurt could it? So,

I am calling beta readers to read the first three chapters.

Remember constructive feedback only please and this time round, I do have a short questionnaire.

If you would like to read the first three chapters, please email me on the contact page or comment below with your email address. I will send you the list of questions along side the chapters.

Your email will not be spammed or you will not be added to my email listing without your consent – it is for sharing my work, nothing more.

If you have work to read, please send some through and I will do the same.

#DWTSmith #betareaders #atimeofstones

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Seven Beginnings to Avoid in a Novel

Writers dream of the day their book gets published, I dream of the day my debut novel, ‘A Time of Stones’ gets published. It marks the end of a long journey full of hard work, disappointment, and finally success.

Unless you’re self-published, writers will have their work under the nose of a literary agent, who will then determine whether or not a particular story will make it to final publication. Literary agents have their likes and dislikes, preferences that are personal and ones defined by their publishing house. 

There are some strong opinions out there on what NOT to do at the beginning of a story, and here are some things below not to do.
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Nine Tips to Achieve a Healthy Mind

We often make big goals but lose sight of the day-to-day process that we need to do in order to accomplish those big-picture goals. Taking the first step in establishing healthy habits is often the hardest part of any journey. I came up with a short list of healthy habits that just might help you to start to make healthier choices. Some might be harder than others, but each step gets you closer to your goals – this includes your writing goals.

“What you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain.” Selub, E 2016.

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To Write a Stand-Alone or a Series

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

For those new to my blog, each week I pose a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was How Do You Find Your Characters Voice? and this week’s post is:

To Write a Stand-Alone novel or a Series

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Whats Goals Did You Achieve?

Last week, I talked about taking the time to celebrate small achievements and how it will give you a sense of accomplishment which will ultimately help tackle your larger goals.

I mentioned I want to share my small achievements with people following my blog and to showcase my progress on a personal level.

Many of us have goals which we strive for, but often times we only celebrate our big accomplishments. However, it’s important to celebrate the small successes just as much as the big ones.

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D. W. T. Smith is Thankful and Inspired

Thank you to my 1000 followers on WordPress and 5K across my social media platform!

I am more than thrilled with the response and overwhelmed by the amount of people interested in my journey.  I am so surprised to see where in the world people have been reading and following my blog. The amount of attention motivates me more to publish my book and get my story into the world of literature.

Thank you to everyone.

#DWTSmith #thankful

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To Build a World, Part Six

Over the weeks, I have been posting segments on fantasy world-building.

Here are the past segments –

  1. How to Build a World, Part One.
  2. How to Build a World, Part Two.
  3. How to Build a World, Part Three.
  4. How to Build a World, Part Four.
  5. How to Build a World, Part Five

This week will be the last segment for the To Build A World Series, and I will be focusing on the Place and setting for fantasy.

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How Do You Find Your Characters Voice?

It’s that time of the week – Tuesday Discussion.

For those new to my blog, each week I pose a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it. Last weeks post was Do You Create a Writing Routine? and this week’s post is:

How do you find your characters voice?

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