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USA Today Bestselling Author Tara L. Ames is a Michigan native with a penchant for creating highly sensual empowered stories about brave men and strong-willed women. She’s the author of Heroes Homeward Bound Series and other award-winning novels, novellas and anthologies. Now living in Florida, she writes every day in between taking care of her family, reading and enjoying the sun. Qigong/Tai Chi/Sudoku are her three biggest addictions besides chocolate.

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Tara L. Ames I highly recommend you learn the craft of writing. Join Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Both organizations offer amazing co…moreI highly recommend you learn the craft of writing. Join Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Both organizations offer amazing conferences and on-line courses.

The three main areas I suggest you explore first are:
1) Characters: Know them. What do they want, why do they want it, and why they can't get it. This is known as Goal, Motivation, Conflict. Deb Dixon has a great book on this titled: GMC (Buy it off her website. The book is cheaper at that site)

2) Plotting: Purchase Syd Field's book on 3 Act Structure and Blake Snyder's Save The Cat. They'll teach you techniques in outlining your story.

3) Structure. Those two books mentioned above will also help you with the structure of your story. In addition, you'll you need to know how to structure an actual scene in a book. Buy Jack Bickham's book Scene & Sequel.

From there then you can breakdown even more and lean about POV, dialogue, emotion, grammar and punctuation, sentence structure, etc.
If you learn the craft in advance, it'll save you hours, days, months, years in rewrites and editing.
I hope this helps you. I wish you all the best in your writing career!
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