Mystery Author Shawn KobbNY Times Bestseller J.F. Penn

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Mystery Author Shawn Kobb

“What makes Jen such a fabulous editor isn’t that she makes my books shine. After all, that’s what she is hired to do. No. What makes her so great is that she makes me a better writer… She has a gift for gently, yet hilariously pointing out where my writing has gone off the rails, and I not only end up with a better product, but also an increased understanding of why it is better.”

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NY Times Bestseller J.F. Penn

“Jen Blood is a fantastic editor, combining a talent for encouraging the best in the story with an excruciating attention to detail, which is exactly what an author needs! She has a professional approach, a friendly tone and she delivers within the time frame specified, as well as providing extra service in terms of re-reads. She’s brilliant!”

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20 Questions Designed to Build Great Characters

Plot is important. You’ve gotta have a great setting. Evocative imagery, strong dialogue, prose that stands the test of time… All of these things are important in the quest to…

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The 10 Writing and Editing Stages of the Successful Novel

When you’re in the midst of writing a novel, it can frequently seem like you’re never going to make your way out of the weeds. How long do you spend…

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5 Keys to a Thriller Readers Can’t Put Down

In Gregg Hurwitz’s critically acclaimed suspense thriller TRUST NO ONE, the action starts in the very first scene, and doesn’t let up until the end of the book, without sacrificing character…

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He Said, She Said: The Key to Writing Great Dialogue Tags

I’ve been doing some experiments lately with dialogue tags, because I think as writers who have grown up in a visual age, we tend to ascribe more action to a…

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Ten Tips for Teen Writers

This was first published on my personal blog in May of 2011, but I think still holds just as true today, as more and more young writers realize just how…

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