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Can you revive a series a decade later?

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By Libby Fischer Hellmann My latest thriller, Jump Cut, is the fifth Ellie Foreman mystery, and it’s been ten years since the fourth one came out. Ellie will tell you she’s been on an extended vacation, but I wasn’t so sure. I had to evaluate whether it was possible to bring back a series, a lead character, and her “supporting

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 047 – KoBoWriMo Roundtable

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For the month of November, a brave team of Kobo staff joined forces to give NaNoWriMo a shot. We blogged about our efforts throughout the month, then several of us (Mark, Christine, Bessie, Sophia, and Wendy) sat down to chat about our experience. Listen to this week’s episode to hear our roundtable discussion about how Team KoBoWriMo fared in 2015.

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How To Use Foreshadowing As A Writing Tool: Part One

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By Terry Odell When you write, you’re likely to be throwing a lot of obstacles in the paths of your characters. You’ll be giving them skills to solve their problems. Whether or not your readers will believe what they’re reading depends, to a great deal, on proper foreshadowing. Without proper foreshadowing, what you’ve got is a deus ex machina. A

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Team KoBoWriMo: Week Three

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10 days to go! This week we wanted to know, what have our WriMos been working on, anyways? Mark –28,023. “It’s a horror novel about an old abandoned hippie commune, inspired by a visit to an actual abandoned community that I discovered this past summer not far from Kelowna, BC. After researching that commune, I created a completely fictional commune

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