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Articles by Kyle A. Massa

Kyle A. Massa is the author of the short fiction collection Monsters at Dusk and the novel Gerald Barkley Rocks. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and their two cats. Learn more about Kyle and his work at his website, kyleamassa.com.

How to Do A Book Signing

How to Do A Book Signing

Here are five creative ways to drum up interest in your book signing.

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Tips for Reviving an Abandoned Project

Tips for Reviving an Abandoned Project

Check back through your archives. You'll probably find a project you abandoned, and maybe you'll want to return to it. If so, here's how!

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Should Writers Use Dialogue Tags?

Should Writers Use Dialogue Tags?

Recent writing advice suggests that writers should avoid dialogue tags. But is that really true? Here are some reasons dialogue tags aren't all that bad.

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How to Make Your Writing More Specific

How to Make Your Writing More Specific

Writing is best when it's specific. Here's how to take the general ideas of your work and make them concrete details.

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Allusion: How It Works

Allusion: How It Works

What is allusion and why should you use it in your work? Author Kyle A. Massa has the lowdown for you!

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Book Descriptions: How to Do Them Right

Book Descriptions: How to Do Them Right

A good book description is essential to sales. How can you write your own? Author Kyle A. Massa has some tips that might help.

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Staying Patient: How to Keep Your Chin Up as a Writer

Staying Patient: How to Keep Your Chin Up as a Writer

Being a fiction writer requires patience. However, it's tough to take those long years in your stride. Author Kyle A. Massa has some suggestions on how to do it.

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The Essentials of Your Goodreads Author Page

The Essentials of Your Goodreads Author Page

Goodreads is a powerful platform for writers who want more readers. Learn how to improve your Goodreads profile in this article.

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Short Story Collections: How and Why to Write Them

Short Story Collections: How and Why to Write Them

Have you ever considered writing a short story collection? You'd be surprised at how fun and satisfying it can be. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa will do his best to convince you!

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How to Find the Best Place to Write

How to Find the Best Place to Write

Us writers are like animals—we need the right habitat to thrive. Here's how to find your perfect writing environment.

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Is Show, Don't Tell Good Advice?

Is Show, Don't Tell Good Advice?

Is "show, don't tell" useful writing advice? Author Kyle A. Massa goes deep on the subject in this article.

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How Weather Affects Fiction

How Weather Affects Fiction

Is weather one of the most under-utilized facets of fiction? In this article, speculative fiction author Kyle A. Massa explores several ways to use it in your work.

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How to Create a Compelling Hero

How to Create a Compelling Hero

Want to craft a compelling protagonist? Of course you do! In this article, speculative fiction author Kyle A. Massa poses five key questions that can help.

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Why You Should Write Stand-Alone Novels

Why You Should Write Stand-Alone Novels

Is it really better to write series? Here are several reasons stand-alone novels still rule.

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The Eagle Problem: How Writers Can Balance Magical Elements in Stories

The Eagle Problem: How Writers Can Balance Magical Elements in Stories

Powerful magic is fun in theory, but it can ruin the logic of your plot. Kyle A. Massa covers one of the most infamous examples of this issue and the lessons authors can learn from it.

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