Writing Lite Tip 47: Most plots follow a 3 or 4 Act structure

Writing lite tip 47

I don’t recommend many books on writing, but this one is an exception. Carolyn Wheat’s HOW TO WRITE KILLER FICTION is an excellent analysis, not only of the difference between mystery and thriller, but also of plot structure. Wheat calls each act an “arc” and lays out the elements of each. It’s a highly worthwhile investment. … Read more

Six Steps of Self-Publishing (Mostly for Traditional Authors)

I was at Printers Row this past weekend, the annual Book Festival sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, and I was struck by how many people wanted me to tell them about self-publishing. They were mostly traditionally published authors, some of whom have large followings, but they’re dissatisfied with either the pace of traditional publishing, dislike … Read more

HAVANA LOST Giveaway Starts Tomorrow

Hi, all. Just a reminder that I’ll be giving away 3 ARCs of HAVANA LOST starting Saturday, June 1 at Goodreads. Here’s more info:   Goodreads Book Giveaway HAVANA LOST by Libby Fischer Hellmann Giveaway ends June 15, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win   Hope you’ll sign up!