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Book Title: Style That Sizzles & Pacing for Power: An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction|
The author of the book: Jodie Renner
Edition: Jodie Renner
Date of issue: September 15th 2012
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This book won a Silver Medal in the 2013 Florida Authors & Publishers President's Book Awards.
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 e-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 cluttery sentence structures, avoiding repetitions, choosing words that nail it, pacing for power, avoiding info dumps and 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
As of July 29, 2013, STYLE THAT SIZZLES has 35 reviews, of which 31 are 5-star and 3 are 4-star, for an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
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Read information about the authorJodie Renner is a sought-after freelance fiction editor and award-winning author of three craft-of-writing guides: the multi-award-winning CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS, FIRE UP YOUR FICTION, and WRITING A KILLER THRILLER. She has also published two handy, clickable writers' e-resources, QUICK CLICKS: WORD USAGE - Style and Usage Tips for Busy Writers and Editors, and QUICK CLICKS: SPELLING LIST - Commonly Misspelled Words at Your Fingertips. Jodie has also organized, edited, and published two anthologies for charity to date: VOICES FROM THE VALLEYS - Stories & Poems about Life in BC's Interior, published on Nov. 24, 2015; and CHILDHOOD REGAINED - Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers, to be released on May 10, 2016.
Jodie also presents writing workshops and her craft-of-writing posts appear on various blogs.
As a freelance fiction manuscript editor, Jodie specializes in thrillers, romantic suspense, mysteries, and other fast-paced, suspenseful fiction.
Jodie is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), the Federation of BC Writers (FBCW), and Penticton Writers & Publishers (PWAP).
Jodie's favorite authors include Robert Crais, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, Michael Connelly, Nora Roberts, Harlan Coben, Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, Lisa Scottoline, John Grisham, Lisa Gardner, and many more.
Jodie has had a lifelong passion for reading, especially fiction. She is a former English and French teacher and school librarian, with a master's degree.
When she's not editing, writing, or reading novels or books on writing compelling fiction, Jodie loves to pursue her two other passions, photography and traveling. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, and continues to sneak away whenever she gets the chance.