Hilari Bell

Biography

Hilari Bell has been called the poster child for persistence. The first novel she sold was the fifth she'd written, and when it sold she was working on novel fourteen. She now has seventeen conventionally published novels with two more under contract, and is now branching into epublishing her backlist novels and her writing tips.

She likes board games and "decadent" camping. (In a pop-up trailer with a space heater, a stove--even a toaster!) She says camping is the only time she gets to do enough reading...though when it comes to reading, there's really no such thing as enough.

She's also a member of the best writing critique group in the universe. (Her opinion, anyway.) And you can find their webpage at http://thewildwriters.com/

Where to find Hilari Bell online

Website: http://hilaribell.com
Twitter: hilaribell

Books

Setup and Payoff: Creating more emotional impact in your story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How building up your conflict throughout the story makes your climax matter.
Playing for Higher Stakes: Why your dog is more important than the universe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Why saving the universe is less important to the reader than saving your dog.
How Big a Hammer? Is it important for the reader to understand your theme?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to make your point, without making the reader feel like you're preaching--or hitting them over the head with your theme.
TV or Not TV isn't the Question: Why we don't care what kids do instead of reading
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
A lot of writers regard anything that takes kids’ time and attention from books as the enemy. This is why you shouldn't.
Show & Tell: & 4 other tips on Avoiding Common Mistakes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This collection contains five tips on how to use summary (telling) correctly, keeping your protagonist active, finding time to write and whether or not you should try to self publish.
Are you the Next American Idol? Some things to think about before you self-publish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
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American Idol has proved that few people can accurately judge their own talent--but that said, the publishing world is changing significantly. To self-publish while you improve your craft, or not--this is the new question.
A Time to Write: How to phrase your New Year's resolution properly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
“Finding” time is like finding money--never happens. Time, like money, must be made, and this short essay discusses how to do it.
Fixing the Most Common Intermediate Mistake: How scene sequel structure forces your protagonist to become active
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This short essay talks about how to use scene/sequel technique to force your inactive protagonist to get off his butt and run your plot!
The Most Common Intermediate Mistake: Inactive Protagonists
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This short essay discusses what an active protagonist does for your plot, and why they are essential.
Show & Tell : the proper uses of summary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Writers are always told to “show, don’t tell,” but every published author uses “telling” sometimes. This short essay discusses how to use telling (summary) effectively.

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