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Edward Mullen is a novelist, podcaster, and blogger from Vancouver, Canada. His debut novel, THE ART OF THE HUSTLE, was published on August 2, 2012 with critical acclaim. With a steadily-growing fan base thirsty for more, he released his second book - a non-fiction book titled DESTINY AND FREE WILL, which explores the belief that everything happens for a reason. One year after his debut novel, his highly anticipated second novel was released - PRODIGY - a futuristic tale focusing on the unforeseen effects of technology.

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Edward developed a love for the wilderness. This love, combined with an innate curiosity about all things, eventually spawned a healthy imagination for storytelling. He continued to follow his natural passion through to university. Despite spending a lot of his time indoors writing, Edward continues to enjoy the outdoors. He is an avid tennis player, mountain biker, snowboarder, runner, and traveller.

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9 Published Works

Featured work.

Prodigy Eternal (book 2)

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Description: The highly anticipated sequel to the cult-classic Prodigy is now available in eBook stores! One year has passed since Alexandra Gray became the symbol of hope for society. Sheathed in the undercurrent of Tokyo, Alex has remained out of the public e...

#63 in Science Fiction

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The greatest tragedy the world has ever known turned out to be the ultimate catalyst for change. In the...

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The Secret Manuscript

The Secret Manuscript

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From the author of Prodigy and The Art of the Hustle comes the highly anticipated third novel from Edwar...

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How to Write a Novel

How to Write a Novel

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A quick and easy guide outlining my novel writing process. If you'd rather watch a video about this and...

The Art of the Hustle

The Art of the Hustle

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Self-made billionaire, Trevor Morrison, recounts his life from being a poor kid from a small town to cre...

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hi! I just finished reading the first 2 books of the Prodigy series and... I really love it! your great! i can't wait for the 3rd book to be released and available for reading.. ^_^

I'm not sure if there are any methods I know of for coming up with a good title. I mean, a lot of people just use one word titles like a movie about Abraham Lincoln would just be called Lincoln. Or you could just take some focal point of the story such as Jurassic Park. Or you could try to be clever and funny like, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. I'm sure if you Google this there are bound to be a lot of really good articles on this topic. I've never looked at them though, but I assume they're out there.

I may not be the best person to ask, but from what I've researched, it's best to start as far into the story as possible and save any necessary backstory for later.
      You want some kind of hook like: "I've been waiting all night for this dude, and I'm starting to get nervous." An opening line like that should be sufficient to tickle a reader's curiosity. I just made that up right now as an example. But basically you have the reader wonder, who is this guy? Who has he been waiting on? Why is he nervous? That's a triple-whammy of intrigue! You almost have to read the next sentence. 
      So continuing with this example, I would have some kind of heist, sirens, car chase.... and then chapter two I would slow things down. So I get people excited and then delve into the story from there. Does that make sense?
      Another good way is just to read a lot of stories you like and pay attention to the authors' transitions, how they begin stories and chapters, and how they write dialogue.
EdwardMullen commented on Prodigy - Chapter Twenty-One

I just copied and pasted some random piece of text from the actual book she's reading, but didn't want to be accused of plagiarism so I jumbled it up. It's not meant to be understood, it's just gibberish. :)
EdwardMullen commented on Prodigy - Chapter Twenty-Eight

On my end, it says "Milo said", it was an error someone had pointed out to me months ago and I have since fixed it. Perhaps the version you have was downloaded before the change and you are not receiving the updates.