In every novel there are pivotal places that can make or break a book. Write them well, and you'll have your readers begging for a sequel. Write them poorly, and your book will get scathing reviews and sell only a handful of copies. These pivotal places are "linchpin moments," and in this book you'll learn how to nail these moments.Based on real advice from editing hundreds of novels, John Matthew Fox guides writers through the process of creating a novel that soars in the reader's imagination. After reading this book, you'll be a better storyteller, a better self-editor, and a better writer.In this book you'll learn how to:Flood your readers with strong emotionsCreate memorable beginnings and endingsDescribe characters for the first timeMake readers swoon in romantic scenesKill off characters (without enraging your readers)Harness the element of surprise
John Matthew Fox, the founder of Bookfox, has helped hundreds of authors write, revise, and publish their books since 2006. He has his Master's degree from NYU and was a writing professor at the University of Southern California and Chapman University for eight years. After academia, John shifted into a full-time job as an editor and currently runs his popular BookFox website, which draws nearly 3 million readers annually.