Does Your Story Have Concept?

Concept is a word that gets tossed around all the time at author conventions, college writing courses and in any book on craft you happen to pick up, but what is it exactly? For the purpose of this article, I want you to think of concept as the world in which your...

Book Blast Escaping Infinity in Top 100

Escaping Infinity by Paolinelli made it into the Amazon.com time travel books. This is a quick shout out to a great author who deserves praise, Richard Paolinelli. His book, Escaping Infinity broke into Amazon’s top 100 list. It’s a stellar achievement by...

New Book Blast! Witchy Eye

Help a Deserving Author Reach the Top! The crew at Literary Rebel is helping to get the word out about a new release in the alternate reality sci-fi genre. The book is Witchy Eye by D.J Butler. Fans of Literary Rebel might have already read some of D.J.’s work...

Think You Don’t Need an Editor?

For independent authors, it’s tempting to skimp on the cost of professional editing and try to edit your novel yourself. Enlisting a friend, relative or coworker as a proofreader seems like an easy, cost-saving way to finishing a manuscript. But editing is one area...

Crafting Fiction – 3 Reasons to Plot

The question of a plot outline is a hot button issue. There are two camps; one group will decry plot outlines as a device used by talentless hacks. They claim that outlines kill the spontaneity of good storytelling. The other group sees a plot outline as an...

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