Gary Smailes

Writing with dialogue is tough.
Many writers wonder how to write with dialogue, even in 2020.
If you follow the techniques outlined in this guide, you will discover how to write with dialogue. 

You will be able to write more effective and revealing dialogue in your novels. The techniques will allow you to avoid writing with dialogue in a one-dimensional way.
With characters that fail to grasp the reader’s interest and imagination.

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As for average word count in a novel, it usually falls somewhere in the region of 80,000 words. The universally agreed minimum word count for a novel is around 40,000 words. If your book is below this word count, it will be considered a novella. I would strongly suggest that if your novel is sub-40,000 word count, you seriously consider expanding. Why?
Though novellas have their place, they are very difficult to sell to book publishers and you will find it hard to secure agent representation with a novella. So, as a rule of thumb the average word count in a novel is between 80,000 to 100,000 words. 

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Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method is one of the most respected methodologies for planning and writing a novel. If you want to write a better novel, you need to stop making it up as you go along and start applying a purposeful methodology to your process and the Snowflake Method is a great starting point.

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In this article, you will discover the steps a novel must go through in order to be made into a film; you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the process and discover the elements that you, as an author, can control to have a positive impact on the chances of seeing your book on the big screen.

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You’ve written a book and you are not sure if self-publishing or traditional publishing is the best option.

In this article, you’ll discover the pros and cons of both self-publishing, traditional publishing, and even hybrid publishing.

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In this article, you will learn about royalties and advances, you will discover what is usual for a book publisher to offer and you will find out how the publishing world is changing the way it provides advances and royalties.

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Many writers struggle with understanding the best format for ebooks. There's no simple answer to the question: 'what's the best format for my ebook publishing?' The answer is pretty much that it depends on you, your and your goals. The question isn't Epub vs Mobi, it really depends on Amazon or Apple. 

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What are the most popular book genres to write if you are serious about landing a book deal? Is there even such a thing as 'best book genre'? 

The premise of this article is that the more popular the book genre, the more books that are published and the higher the chance of you landing a book deal.

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In this article, you will discover a set of techniques that will allow you to bring cohesion and a meaningful narrative arc to the structure of your novel. I will explain how to use the Five-Act structure to organise your writing as well as go into depth about the Three-Act structure. Allowing you to avoid producing confusing, and emotionally disappointing story narratives.

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In this article, I will show you why understanding conflict will make you a better writer and help you to create engaging stories that capture the reader's imagination. I will also show you how to avoid creating boring and one-dimensional characters.

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What is a Beta Reader? Beta Reader is a new term given to readers who access a novel. Wondering How to Make? Perhaps you are considering joining a reader group. Discover all in this article relevant to 2020. 

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You've written your novel, created a book proposal and then pitched to agents, only to have your book rejected. You feel lost and unsure of the next step.

In this article, we'll look at the three most likely reasons why your book has been rejected by agents and discuss the best future steps for you and your book. 

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Creating a work of enduring value can be a difficult but rewarding process. Most writers, at some point on their writing journey, discover that transferring the world that is in their mind, into a story that engages and excites readers can be a frustrating experience. 

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In this article, you’ll discover how to evoke emotions within the reader, creating a powerful reading experience in the process.
You’ll find out that there are six basic emotions, but these emotions hide a range of additional feelings. You will also find out how to create characters that truthfully evoke these emotions

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