Fire up Your Fiction: An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Stories

Jodie Renner

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Synopsis: FIRE UP YOUR FICTION - AN EDITOR'S GUIDE TO WRITING COMPELLING STORIES (formerly titled "Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power") has won a Silver Medal in the Florida Authors & Publishers President's Book Awards for 2013 and an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards for 2013. It is also a finalist in Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Awards.

"What a wonderful resource for writers at any stage of their career! I wish I had this book when I first started writing. ... I can't think of anything important that you haven't addressed succinctly and clearly. ... This should be on the booklist for Master's Programs in Writing for Publication. ... You must be a wonderful editor to be able to write such a readable, but comprehensive book." - Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards

"Jodie Renner's FIRE UP YOUR FICTION is a handy manual for writers looking to make the biggest impact with their craft. ... FIRE UP YOUR FICTION is the Strunk and White for writers who want to be not just mere storytellers but master story-compellers." - Lucy Wang, IndieReader
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 guide to the indispensable style elements of writing a popular novel is for you. This book is chock-full of excellent tips to help you learn to write like the pros and create a compelling novel that sells. Not only that, but if you apply these tips to your manuscript, you'll save a lot of money on editing costs.

Topics include: hooking readers in on your first pages, writing compelling action scenes, style blunders to avoid, showing instead of telling, streamlining cluttered sentences and paragraphs, avoiding repetitions, choosing words that nail it, varying your pacing, avoiding info dumps, smoothing out 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, Plot & Structure, and The Art of War for Writers

About the Author: Jodie Renner is a highly respected, in-demand freelance fiction editor, specializing in thrillers, romantic suspense, mysteries, and other crime fiction, as well as YA, mainstream, and historical fiction.

Visit Jodie's websites at JodieRennerEditing.com  and JodieRenner.com.

Jodie's articles on writing compelling fiction appear regularly on several blogs, including her own, JodieRennerEditing.blogspot.com, and her group blog, Crime Fiction Collective, at CrimeFictionCollective.blogspot.com.

When she's not editing, writing, or reading intriguing novels or craft-of-fiction books, Jodie enjoys combining her two other passions, photography and traveling. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. In fact, Jodie loves traveling so much, she's thinking of changing her tagline from "Let's work together to enhance and empower your writing" to "Have laptop, will travel."

Jodie has had many varied life experiences, including a career as an English teacher and two years as a school librarian. She has a master's degree in literature and has enjoyed a lifelong passion for reading, especially fast-paced fiction.

Her favorite authors include Robert Crais, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Michael Connelly, Nora Roberts, Harlan Coben, and Karin Slaughter.

Jodie's editing services range from deep content and stylistic editing to final copyediting, as well as critiquing manuscripts.

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