38 minutes | Dec 28, 2020

Writing Series Characters with Steve Berry

Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Steve Berry, New York Times-bestselling author of The Warsaw Protocol and many other historical thrillers featuring series character Cotton Malone.Chapter 1: IntroductionFinal Verdict (Daniel Pike #6) can now be pre-ordered.Send me your suggestions for the podcast, WriterCon, or the WriterCon website: wb@williambernhardt.com.Chapter 2: Newsa) Unpublished manuscripts are being hijacked by an unknown source.b) The CASE Act creates a small claims court for copyright cases.c) Portrait of 2020: Book sales are up, Amazon is soaring, but independent bookstores are hurting.Chapter 3: Writing TipsPopular fiction novels can reference the real world and engage with the issues of the day, but avoid being preachy and let your protagonist's actions set an example.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt interviews bestselling author Steve Berry about the creation of one of the most successful series characters of the modern era.Chapter 5: Parting WordsMake your New Years Day resolution to write every day (or as close as possible)!
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