Posted on March 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The publishing experts we follow have plenty of craft advice to offer.

Here are the ones that we thought were can't-miss for our authors:

  • In espionage thrillers, emotional intelligence matters: Brittany Butler, a nine-year CIA veteran, shares some insights into the actual people who work in espionage for thriller writers (Publishers Weekly).

  • Writing a police procedural novel: More professional advice, this time from author and former crime investigator Rozlan Mohd Noor on what novelists should know about the law — and writing — when working on a police procedural (Writer's Digest).

  • The last word: Epilogues: Author Sophie Masson shares her three tips for epilogues, inspired by a recent series of posts on prologues (Writer Unboxed).

  • How to write a good synopsis: Dave Chesson breaks down what makes for a good synopsis — plus what any synopsis is, compared with a blurb or description (The Kindlepreneur).

  • What memoirists can learn from historical fiction: While memoirs are fact-based, there are several storytelling strategies and techniques that they can take from historical fiction novels, says author Susanne Dunlap (Jane Friedman).

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