Novelist John Lynch defines the narrative arc and talks about the classic three- or five-act structure. Do you use it? Should you?
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No matter how your books are published, whether self-published or by a traditional publishing company, only a small minority of authors are able to earn their keep simply by writing fiction. While many stick with their day jobs to supplement the income from their books, diversifying into other forms of writing is common – a […]
Today’s succinct Opinion post comes from a man with a reputation for handselling his books wherever he is on his extensive travels as a professional salesman, e.g. while refuelling his car on the way to a literary festival! Go on, John Lynch, sell us your perspective on selling… I’ve been a salesman most of my […]
British indie author John Lynch generously shares the best writing advice he ever received, learned at the outset of his self-publishing journey: the importance of learning how to write succinctly. 33 years ago I received the best writing lesson I’ve ever been given – and it didn’t cost me a penny. In fact, I made […]