Ask a How-to Author!

January 26, 2009 | General

Through Margie Lawson’s High Energy Interview Series.

Don’t miss these opportunities!

— Win a how-to book from a writing expert.
— Win a Lecture Packet from Margie Lawson.
— Crawl around inside a how-to author’s brain!

Drop by Five Scribes Blogspot on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month to learn how-to author’s factoids and funtoids – and ask questions. Each how-to author will respond to blog comments.

JANUARY 28th: James Scott Bell: Plot & Structure, Revision and Self-Editing

James Scott Bell is the award-winning author of several novels of suspense and historical intrigue. Booklist and the Los Angeles Times compared James Scott Bell to Raymond Chandler and Dasheill Hammett.

A former trial lawyer, James Scott Bell has been an Off-Broadway actor, an actor in commercials, the fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest Magazine, an adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University, and author of nineteen novels and two books on writing.

WRITE GREAT FICTION: PLOT & STRUCTURE, 2004, is one of the most popular writing books today. His 2008 how-to book, WRITE GREAT FICTION: REVISION & SELF-EDITING, is equally strong and a must-have for writers of all genres.

Upcoming Releases by James Scott Bell:

DECEIVED – a suspense thriller, will be released in March, 2009.
THE ART OF WAR FOR FICTION WRITERS – a new how-to book, will be released November, 2009.

Publishers Weekly Review:

“Former trial lawyer and Christy Award-winner Bell (Presumed Guilty) hits his stride in this twist-filled suspense thriller…Dialogue carries the book with rich characters…a fast-paced thriller with its Los Angeles music scene, creepy canyons and a slew of cons. Bell, who also writes nonfiction books on writing, is a master of the cliffhanger, creating scene after scene of mounting suspense and revelation in this heart-whamming read.”

Feb. 25th — Featured How-to Author for February: HALLIE EPHRON!

Hope to see you at the Five Scribes Blogspot on the LAST WEDNESDAY of every month!

Want to recommend a how-to author to be interviewed? E-mail

I’ll be back later this week with Lex Valentine. Until then…

Happy Writing!

Sloane Taylor
Sweet as Honey… Hotter than Hell

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