Author Archives: James Scott Bell


Become an ‘Ownlist’ Writer

Own up to your need to promote your career.

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First Person Boring

Don’t let your fiction fall victim.


Get HIP to Your Scenes

Each needs a Hook, Intensity, and a Prompt.


Synopsis Writing Made Easy

Don’t agonize, just follow these steps.


Add Fireworks to Your Fiction

Does your fiction have spark?


I Feel Like a New Man

Why did I use a pseudonym? Simple. I didn’t want the heads of my readers to explode.

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Bonding through Backstory

Bestselling author James Scott Bell shares how to strategically use backstory to help readers emotionally bond with your character.

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Is Your Novel Healthy?

Best-selling author James Scott Bell urges you to give your manuscript a checkup.