Kill Your Darlings: 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers

Mike Wells
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Bestselling novelist Mike Wells shares 20 of his most popular blog posts in one volume. Having more than two decades of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, Wells covers everything from a quick and easy way to write short book synopses to querying agents and editors to how to hook your readers on the first page of a story.

"This is the best advice on creating a synopsis I've read.” - Melissa Stark, Author

“I should tattoo these tips on my arm, Angelina Jolie style.” - Cynthia Wright, Author

“This has been fantastic help.” - Marie O’Halloran, Author 

“Terrific summary of what we writers need to look out for.” - Julie Glover, Author

“I am writing my first manuscript and have found this very interesting and helpful.” - Dave Perlmutter, Author
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Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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Mike Wells
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Jun 9, 2014
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Education / Adult & Continuing Education
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Screenwriting
Performing Arts / Screenplays
Performing Arts / Theater / Playwriting
Reference / Writing Skills
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