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Alex Mueck's #WriteTip - Believe in Your Characters & Flesh Them Out @AlexMueck #amwriting

How to Network Online to Promote Your Book
Twitter, Facebook and book blog tours will help with getting an author exposure to a wider audience.
How to Make Your Characters Believable
You have to believe in your characters, flesh them out, and allow these personalities to bloom consistently throughout the story through revelations.  Try to get into the minds of each party, and see through their eyes.  What would they say, think, see…? 
What Inspired Me to Write My Book
This is my third book.  The first two were thrillers and although I am proud of them, I also knew that there are countless thrillers out there.  And while I will return to this genre, I wanted to write something fun and silly, but also with a purpose and touch on topics many would avoid such as racism.
Finding Your Voice: Writing in First Person (or Third)
I have written in both formats, and both have their advantages and disadvantages.  Some stories just work better with a narrator, but sometimes not, especially when the story benefits from multiple points of view.  You need to establish this before you start, and once you do, you need to keep a consistent voice that is believable and yet in in its own way, unique.
Why Mentors Are Important
Every author needs help, support and guidance.

"“A historical fiction comedy that packs
as much heart as humor.”
—Michael Dadich, award-winning author of The Silver Sphere
When a Harvard history professor receives a thesis paper titled Jesse James and the Secret Legend of Captain Coytus, from Ulysses Hercules Baxter—an underwhelming student—he assumes the paper must be a prank. He has never read such maniacal balderdash in his life. But after he calls a meeting with the student, Professor Gladstone is dismayed when Baxter declares the work is his own. As he takes a very unwilling Professor Gladstone back in time via his thesis, Baxter’s grade hangs in the balance as he attempts to prove his theory.
It is 1864 as philanderer and crusader Captain Coytus embarks on a mission to avenge his father’s death and infiltrates the Confederate Bushwacker posse looking for the man responsible, Jesse Woodson James. Accompanied by the woman of his dreams, Coytus soon finds himself temporarily appointed to be the sheriff of Booneville and commissions his less-than-loyal deputy to help him carry out his plan.
But when tragedy strikes, the Captain is forced to change his immature ways and redefine his lofty mission—more or less."
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Genre - Humor, Historical Fiction
Rating – R
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