Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Enter for a Chance to Win an Autographed Copy of Captivate Your Readers!

I'm pleased to announce that I'm running a Goodreads Giveaway of my new book, Captivate Your Readers - An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction, until March 30. Three winners will receive a signed copy of this book in the mail (trade paperback). Click on the link below to enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Captivate Your Readers by Jodie Renner

Captivate Your Readers

by Jodie Renner

Giveaway ends March 30, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS - AN EDITOR'S GUIDE TO WRITING COMPELLING FICTION
This third guide to writing compelling fiction by respected editor and award-winning author Jodie Renner provides concrete advice for captivating readers and immersing them in your story world. It’s all about engaging readers through techniques such as deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, writing riveting dialogue, and basically stepping back and letting the characters tell the story.
Today’s readers want to lose themselves in an absorbing story. Renner shows you how to provide the immediacy and emotional involvement readers crave in fiction, the direct, close connection to the characters and their world. And she does it in her usual highly accessible, reader-friendly style, with plenty of subheadings, concrete tips and examples.
This book is available in both e-book form and print through all Amazon websites, and also in print at many independent bookstores and libraries.

Praise for Captivate Your Readers: 
“Jodie’s books are packed with practical writing and editing advice. Get ready to improve your manuscript today.”
– Steven James, author of Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules
“Want to write solid, marketable fiction? Read this book. Regardless of your experience level, CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS gives you clear and concise tools that will help you create a believable story world and spin a good yarn.” 
– DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Dub Walker and Samantha Cody thriller series
“Jodie Renner nails it! Captivate Your Readers should be at the top of every new and experienced writer’s arsenal, as well as a preferred resource for every teacher of writing. Her no-nonsense, easy-to-understand approach is perfect. Bravo, Jodie Renner!”
– Lynn Sholes, bestselling author of the Cotten Stone series and The Shield 

Chapters include:
· Introduction to Point of View in Fiction    

· Draw Readers in with Deep Point of View

· How to Avoid Head-Hopping

 · Create a Complex, Charismatic Main Character

· Character Descriptions – Learn From the Pros

· Your First Pages Are Critical

· Let the Characters Tell the Story

· How to Avoid Annoying Author Intrusions

· Keep Your Dialogue Real and Riveting 

· Show Important Scenes, Tell Transitional Ones

· Avoid Overwriting – Subtle is More Sophisticated

· Show Character Reactions to Bring Them to Life

 · A Strong Fictive Voice Needs Attitude 

· Adding Tension, Suspense, & Intrigue

 · 33 Must-Do’s for a Winning Short Story 

About the Author:

Jodie Renner is an award-winning author, sought-after independent editor, well-known blogger (The Kill Zone blog), and presenter at writers’ conferences and to writing groups across North America. Jodie is also the author of the writing guides Fire up Your Fiction and Writing a Killer Thriller, as well as time-saving, clickable e-resources such as Quick Clicks: Word Usage and Quick Clicks: Spelling List.
Books by Jodie Renner:
~ Fire up Your Fiction – An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Stories   Amazon.com   Amazon.ca   Amazon.co.uk
~ Writing a Killer Thriller – An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction  Amazon.com    Amazon.ca    Amazon.co.uk
~ Captivate Your Readers – An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction  Amazon.com  Amazon.ca  Amazon.co.uk
~ Quick Clicks: Word Usage – Precise Word Choices at Your Fingertips Amazon.com , Amazon.ca , Amazon.co.uk
~ Quick Clicks: Spelling List – Commonly Misspelled Words at Your Fingertips  Amazon.com ,  Amazon.ca ,  Amazon.co.uk
~ Quick Clicks: Grammar Tips (out soon)
~ A Newbie’s Guide to Writing Fiction (out soon) 

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