Friday, October 5, 2012

Style that Sizzles & Pacing for Power

by Jodie Renner, freelance editor

My latest e-book, STYLE THAT SIZZLES & PACING FOR POWER - An Editor's Guide to  Writing Compelling Fiction, is selling like hotcakes on Amazon and garnering great reviews, both there and on Facebook! It's on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. To view the e-book on Amazon, click on the title in caps above.

And by the way, you don't need to own a Kindle to purchase and read Kindle e-books. You can build up a Kindle library on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet, and it's quick and easy to do. Go to, on the drop-down menu, click on Kindle Store, then along the toolbar at the top, click on Free Reading Apps. Also, see another link below the "Buy now" on the far right.

Here's a bit of info on my Style that Sizzles book:

Fiction writers – if you’re looking to hone your style, bring your scenes to life, tighten up your writing, add tension, pick up the pace, and develop a more authentic, appealing voice, this book is for you. This 31,500-word, 143-page e-book is chock-full of excellent tips to help you learn to write like the pros and create a novel that sells.

Topics include: hooking readers in on your first pages, writing compelling action scenes, style blunders to avoid, showing instead of telling, streamlining cluttery sentence structures, avoiding repetitions, choosing words that nail it, pacing for power, avoiding info dumps and awkward structures, writing natural-sounding dialogue, expressing thoughts, showing character reactions, avoiding melodrama, finding your authentic voice, and more.

“This book is packed with good advice on how to spot and fix weaknesses
in your fiction writing. It summarizes the combined wisdom of the last century
or so of fiction teachers into one handy volume.”

~ Randy Ingermanson, bestselling author of WRITING FICTION FOR DUMMIES

“A handy checklist and self-editing guide that will get any
fiction writer to a stronger, well-told tale.”
– James Scott Bell, bestselling author of REVISION & SELF-EDITING,
Also, please check out my Amazon e-booklet, WRITING A KILLER THRILLER - AN EDITOR'S GUIDE TO WRITING POWERFUL FICTION, which will help authors of any genre hone your craft, add tension, conflict and intrigue, and make your stories more captivating. You’ll also find excellent tips in my two upcoming books, Bring Your Characters to Life and Deep Point of View.
To check out this e-booklet, click HERE.


  1. Hi Jodie:
    I just downloaded your PDF book!
    Thank you for letting me know I didn't need a Kindle. It made all the difference as to whether or not I could access your book.
    I look forward to reading and digesting your tips.
    Thank you
    P.S. As soon as my schedule clears, I'll use your tips to fine tune my middle grade book.

  2. Hi Tracy,

    I assume you mean you bought the book on Amazon and downloaded it to your PC? I hope you find this book helpful for your middle-grade book. I edit YA and middle-grade books, by the way.

    If you find Style that Sizzles helpful, perhaps you'll take a moment to write a brief review on Amazon when you're finished it? I'd really appreciate that!

    Thanks a lot!

    Jodie :-)