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Every other week we’ll talk about the craft of novel writing and storytelling with a fellow author, editor or entrepreneur. Learn tips and trade secrets from the best names in fiction writing. Have a topic you’d like us to tackle? Know an author who would make a good guest? Let us know at https://authors.ai/first-draft-friday-open-house/

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Every other week we’ll talk about the craft of novel writing and storytelling with a fellow author, editor or entrepreneur. Learn tips and trade secrets from the best names in fiction writing. Have a topic you’d like us to tackle? Know an author who would make a good guest? Let us know at https://authors.ai/first-draft-friday-open-house/

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    Episode 15: Tex Thompson - Forbidden Sins of Your First Page

    Episode 15: Tex Thompson - Forbidden Sins of Your First Page

    Editor and author Tex Thompson and Alessandra Torre discuss some common pitfalls of a novel’s first pages, and how to kick yours into proper place.

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    Episode 14: Susan Barnes - Writing Mistakes to Avoid in Your Novel

    Episode 14: Susan Barnes - Writing Mistakes to Avoid in Your Novel

    First drafts are supposed to be ugly, but this chat with book editor Susan Barnes will reveal the most common missteps that authors make. These mistakes can cause poor reviews, lost sales, and the worst of them all… readers setting down your book for something else.

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    Episode 13: Maria Luis - Bring Your Location to Life

    Episode 13: Maria Luis - Bring Your Location to Life

    Bestselling author Maria Luis will share how to use your location in the same way that you do your characters – to help bring your book to life!

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    Episode 12: Penny Reid - Self-Editing Checklist

    Episode 12: Penny Reid - Self-Editing Checklist

    USA Today bestselling romance author Penny Reid and Authors A.I. CEO Alessandra Torre discuss self-editing. Penny will share the steps she takes in her own self-edit process.

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    Episode 11: Sara Rosett and Tonya Kappes - Getting Cozy

    Episode 11: Sara Rosett and Tonya Kappes - Getting Cozy

    In a special Halloween episode of First Draft Friday, we are joined by cozy mystery authors Sara Rosett and Tonya Kappes.

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    Episode 10: Lou Aronica - Four-Act Fiction Writing

    Episode 10: Lou Aronica - Four-Act Fiction Writing

    Most writers are familiar with the concept of the three-act structure. But a deep dive into story composition shows that it is more accurate to look at most novels in terms of four acts.

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