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Author Archives: James V. Smith Jr.

The Dos and Don’ts of Novel Endings

In learning how to end your novel with a punch, it’s important to know what you can and can’t do to write success novel endings that attract agents, publishers and, most important, readers. Here are the dos and don’ts of writing a strong closer. Read more

How to End a Novel With a Punch

Your closer is the most important incident in the novel, which is why you must know it inside and out so you know how to end a novel that agents want to rep. Read more

Q&A With James V. Smith, Jr.

Read an interview with James V. Smith, Jr., author of You Can Write a Novel, 2nd Edition
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You Can Write a Novel, 2nd Edition

Get your novel from idea to bookstore with James V. Smith, Jr. in You Can Write a Novel, 2nd Edition.
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Write Incidents, Not Scenes

Read an excerpt from You Can Write a Novel, 2nd Edition by James V. Smith, Jr.
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What Point of View Should You Use in Your Novel?
(First Person? Third Person?)

There are several different points of view available to you when writing your novel (first person, second person, third person). Here are the advantages and disadvantages to each.

by James V. Smith Jr.
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The Writer’s Little Helper

Everything You Need to Know to Write Better and Get Published Read more