Creating a Masterful Plot

September 5, 2016

Review of The Enigmatologist by Ben Adams

by Lynne Hinkey       Reviewer Rating: 3.5 Stars      

This humorous mix-up of Elvis and aliens conspiracy theories has great characters who, despite coming straight from central casting, are perfect in their roles. If you’re looking for realism or a straight-man somewhere in here, you won’t find it. Also, readers who are offended by off-colored or risqué humor might want to pass–graphic (and funny) descriptions of John’s detective work chasing cheating husbands and some Elvis artwork might be more than they can handle. But, if bawdy humor and over-the-top situations are up your alley, this will make you chuckle and keep you turning the pages.


Interview With Ben Adams

by Lynne Hinkey      

“…the hardest thing about writing is staying focused. The internet is incredibly distracting. I have to fight to keep myself from checking my email or social media. I try to take a break every hour, give myself five minutes of online time, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. The easiest thing about writing is letting my imagination run wild.”



5 Tips for Creating Masterful Plot

by Lauren Faulkenberry      

Most writers I work with struggle with plot more than anything else. If you’re like a lot of them, your book idea might be built around one central intriguing event. So you’ve got a bold/clever/exciting event: now how do you build all of the scenes around it to create a whole novel? Read on, my friends.




Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

Over the last month, our top submissions were put to a vote. This one came out on top.


The Ventifact Colossus

Votes: 6

Tasked by an aging wizard to safeguard the kingdom, an oddball collection of would-be heroes hits the road. They will contest with dream warriors, evil cultists, sentient gemstones, and an infuriatingly polite gentleman with a perfect mustache, on their way to a desperate encounter with the unstoppable: The Ventifact Colossus.



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