Marylee MacDonald

Marylee MacDonald

Marylee MacDonald is the author of MONTPELIER TOMORROW, a novel about caregiving and ALS. Her short story collection, BONDS OF LOVE & BLOOD, was a finalist in the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Awards. Her fiction has won Gold and Silver Medals from Readers' Favorites International Book Awards, the Barry Hannah Prize, the Ron Rash Award, and many others.

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2018-03-13 Book Promotion on a Budget
2018-02-25 Should You Hire a Developmental Editor or a Copy Editor?
2018-02-16 Where Do Story Ideas Come From?
2018-02-03 Heighten Tension by Raising the Stakes
2018-01-09 Literary Magazines: Insider Tips On Getting Published and Dealing With Rejectiion
2017-12-21 Tension: Two Easy Ways to Pack Tension in a Scene
2017-12-05 Writing Models: How Close Study of Top-Notch Writers Can Up Your Game
2017-11-17 Journalism vs. Fiction: What’s the Difference?
2017-11-04 Do Women Writers Face an Uphill Battle? How Women’s Writing Communities Can Help
2017-10-21 Publishing Myths I Wish I’d Known | 10 Misconceptions About Writing and Selling Books
2017-10-14 Syntax and Sentences: How to Make Your Story Sing
2017-10-07 Fine-Tune Your Storytelling Voice and Make Your Book Stand Out from the Crowd
2017-09-29 Voice-Driven Fiction | Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Voice
2017-09-14 Music vs. Silence: Does Listening to Music Get in the Way of Writing?
2017-09-07 Are You Puzzled By How Goodreads Wants You to Post Reviews?
2017-08-31 Rejection: Why Actors Expect It And You Should, Too
2017-08-19 5 Reasons Agents Take A Pass (And How to Get Publishers Anyway)
2017-08-04 Online Classes in Novel Writing
2017-07-27 Online Writing Classes: Enroll Now in Free and Cheap MOOCs
2017-06-17 Sentences and the Senses: Where Rick Bass Discovers Stories
2017-06-11 Omniscient Narrator: How to Work with an Old-Fashioned Storytelling Voice
2017-06-03 Summary Passages Must Show and Tell
2017-05-27 “Show, Don’t Tell” | Still Sound Advice, or Lame Idea?
2017-05-20 Story Starters Keep Your Story Ideas from Going Stale
2017-05-13 Character-Driven Fiction Takes Readers Back to 1968 | Sharon Solwitz’s New Novel
2017-05-06 How Much Should You Be Spending on Book Awards?
2017-04-28 What The Heck Are Likable Characters?
2017-04-22 How Do I Know When My Novel Is Done?
2017-04-15 A Productive Rant About Building An Author Platform
2017-04-06 Setting And Its Impact on Character : Insights On The Human Condition
2017-04-01 Author Platforms: What Are They And How Can You Build Them?
2017-03-24 Louise Erdrich wins NBCC fiction prize for ‘LaRose’
2017-03-24 7 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Writing Files
2017-03-17 Launch Week for A Debut Novel About Surfing, Drugs, and a Sister’s Love
2017-03-12 New Novel Worksheets| 3 Worksheets That’ll Help You Get Started Writing Your Novel
2017-03-04 Story Structure | Filling the “Plot-holes”
2017-02-24 Character Checklists | Fill One Out for Every Character in Your Book