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Articles by Zara Altair

Zara Altair writes traditional mysteries set in ancient Italy under Ostrogoths rule in [The Argolicus Mysteries.] She teaches mystery screenwriters and novelists at [Write A Killer Mystery]. She creates semantic web content for a select clientele.

How to Create and Use a Character Bible for Your Novel

How to Create and Use a Character Bible for Your Novel

Your character bible is the place you collect information about all the characters in your novel so you have easy access to details as you write. In this article, we examine how to create and use a character bible.

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Title Your Novel for Maximum Visibility

Title Your Novel for Maximum Visibility

Wondering what to name your book? We discuss the steps to choosing a title for a novel, how to brainstorm titles, compare them to other titles in your genre, and test for feedback from readers.

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Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

Learn how to write content for the new conversational search tool on voice devices to provide the one answer customers want. Author Zara Altair provides content writers with a sound strategy and eight steps to get started.

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Is Your Novel Idea Worth a Book?

Is Your Novel Idea Worth a Book?

Try these six story exercises to test your idea for a novel. Avoid wasting time on an idea that doesn’t work before making a commitment to an entire novel.

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Know The Difference Between That and Which

Know The Difference Between That and Which

Have you been getting tripped up on how to use _that_ and _which_? We'll clear it up for you.

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Why Writing for Customers is Your Best SEO Strategy

Why Writing for Customers is Your Best SEO Strategy

With mobile and voice device usage increasing, answering customers’ questions is the key to relevancy. Here are some tips on sourcing the best questions to answer.

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Writing a Mystery? How to Get Readers to Love Your Sleuth

Writing a Mystery? How to Get Readers to Love Your Sleuth

How to create a sleuth readers will love. Check this strategy to build your mystery protagonist from concept to detail.

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