Super Structure

Story loves structure...and so do readers! Super Structure represents over two decades of research on what makes a novel or screenplay entertaining, commercial, original, and irresistible. Contrary to what some may think, structure is not a nasty inhibitor of creativity. Quite the opposite. Properly understood and utilized, structure is what translates story into a form readers are wired to receive it. And it is...

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Force of Habit 3

Sister Justicia Marie is just a nun trying to make L.A. a little bit safer. So why are so many people out to get her?Sister J, and her young charge Sister Xuan, have started a new order, The Sisters of Perpetual Justice. Now they're running a shelter for the homeless but also preparing for the streets. Which means mixed martial arts and kick boxing and other items not on the Vatican's approved list. For there is still a criminal element...

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The Darwin Conspiracy

For years, a young attorney named James Scott Bell was haunted by the possible existence of a fabled manuscript by one Sir Max Bushy, a mysterious figure in the lore of evolution. It was rumored that in the 1920's, Sir Max had taken to paper his own account of "the cultural takeover of evolution" but no such document had surfaced.After years of diligent thought and research, Bell determined that the case for Darwinism was virtually nonexistent....

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Force of Habit

A vigilante nun cleans up the streets of Los Angeles. Sinners beware.Just who is Sister Justicia Marie? And what is she doing to some of the toughest thugs in L.A.? When a nun is viciously attacked, Sister Justicia takes it upon herself to find out what happened. The cops don't like that. Neither does her Mother Superior at St. Cecelia's. But when a couple of hoods try to stick up a liquor store and Sister J...

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Plot & Structure

The second book in the Write Great Fiction series, Plot and Structure offers clear and concise information on creating a believable and engaging plot that readers can't resist. Written by award-winning thriller and suspense author James Scott Bell, this handy instruction guide provides: Easy-to-understand techniques on every aspect of plotting and structure, from brainstorming story ideas to building scenes, and from using subplots to crafting...

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Presumed Guilty

Murder, betrayal, and a trial that feeds a media frenzy. Can one woman stand against the forces that threaten to tear her family apart? Pastor Ron Hamilton s star is rising. His 8,000-strong church is thriving. His good looks and charisma make him an exceptional speaker on family values. And his book on pornography in the church has become an unexpected bestseller. Everything is perfect. Until a young woman s body is discovered in a seedy motel...

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No Legal Grounds

How far will a man go to protect his family? Attorney Sam Trask will go farther than he ever dreamed, even in his worst nightmare. Because his worst nightmare is about to come true At age forty-seven, attorney Sam Trask finally seems to have his life in order. The dark years of too much drinking and all-consuming ambition have given way to Christian faith. His marriage is strong again. Everything seems finally on the right track. Then a voice...

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Blind Justice

James Scott Bell is an excellent author. He has a gift of using words to paint a picture. As I read the book I could see the characters, places, and events in my head. This story is about a washed up lawyer who takes on a case for a childhood friend who he had not seen in years. The childhood friend is challenged mentally but has married and whose wife is murdered. He (the childhood friend) is accused of the murder. Many colorful characters are...

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