Scott McCormick

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Scott McCormick is the author the Audible bestselling Rivals! series and the hit fantasy novel The Dragon Squisher. Scott can be reached at storybookediting@gmail.com.
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Exit Your Narrative Structure And Let Your Characters Breathe

One way to create a memorable story is to take a minute to let your characters breathe. Build a scene where you exit the narrative structure and allow your readers to bond with the characters.
narrative structure

Narrative Structure — Why It’s Important

Formulaic stories are never what you're setting out to create, but understanding narrative structure and the three-act construct are foundational to telling a satisfying story.
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Comedy Or Not, Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

Your story needs a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.

Successful Book Printing And Distribution: My Self-publishing Experience, Part 9

In the ninth entry in my series about self-publishing, we'll look at how to ensure you get the best possible printed books, how to use them, and how to plan plenty of time for promotion.
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eBook Distribution: My Self-Publishing Experience, Part 8

In the eighth entry in my series about self-publishing, we'll look at the ins and outs of eBook distribution, the best pricing strategies for your eBook, and whether or not you should choose Kindle Select.
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How I Landed An Audiobook Deal: My Self-Publishing Experience Part 7

This is the seventh entry in a series in which I detail the experience of self-publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: how unforeseen success can change your plans!
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People Judge Your Book By Your Headshot

The goal of your author headshot is to cement your brand. At all times you should be asking yourself, "What kind of image am I trying to project to the world?"

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