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7 Character Lessons from a Real Life Heroine

by Piper Bayard
of Bayard & Holmes

This week on June 8 was Women’s Fiction Day, celebrating strong female protagonists. More and more stories these days are bringing us great female characters. In thrillers and military fiction, one challenge is to write those strong women as authentic, well-rounded female personalities rather than alpha males with lady parts.… Read the post

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Hacking: It Isn’t Just for Thrillers Anymore

Piper Bayard

It’s a simple fact. Any electronic item that transmits a signal can be intercepted and/or hacked. That means cybersecurity is an issue for each of us; therefore, unless we are writing historical fiction, cybersecurity is a potential issue for each of our characters.Read the post

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Write the Good Fight

Piper Bayard
of Bayard & Holmes

Everyone loves a good fight, and a good fight scene is arguably the heart of every thriller. But as NYT Bestseller James Rollins says, in fiction, never use the same killing method twice in the same book.Read the post

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Writing Craft for Lone Wolves and Authors on a Budget

by Piper Bayard

Sshh! I have a secret. I’ve never said it out loud, but I’m going to share it with you – because you need to know.

I’m an author with two books out. Both books made the top ten of one bestseller list or another.… Read the post

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Explore the Layers of Conflict in Your Story

Piper Bayard

of Bayard & Holmes

No one wants to read about a fictional nice day. Great fiction is about one thing, and one thing only . . . problems. And lots of them. Problems keep the pages turning, and the heart of a problem is conflict.… Read the post

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