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Read Local…

It’s a great way to encourage reading by connecting readers with authors from their communities. Fostering a relationship, or readership, between writers and readers allows brilliant things to happen. First and most importantly, it will encourage more people to read … Continue reading

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No More Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am

Photo courtesy of imagerymajestic on freedigitalphotos.net Okay, it’s been awhile since my last post, and I apologize. I’ve been insanely busy editing, and for that I’m grateful. In fact, I should be editing right now, but this post idea won’t … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

Yes, it’s that time again! Writers everywhere are plotting and planning as they get ready to dive into the trenches of NaNoWriMo. What’s NaNoWriMo, you may ask? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place in November. … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Manuscript

You’ve finally done it… written your novel. It’s complete. All those words down in one place. And you’re no fool. You’ve got an editor all lined up.  But wait. Is it really ready for the editor yet? When you say … Continue reading

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Different Approaches to Outlining

Outlining. For a lot of writers, that’s a bad word. It makes them cringe or run screaming for the door. Well, I’m here to tell you that outlining can be your friend. It wants you to scritch it behind the … Continue reading

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Using a Plan

I just got a new book yesterday: Outlining Your Novel by K. M. Weiland. I’m really excited about this book and I’ll tell you why. John and I are starting our next book, and as much as I’d like to … Continue reading

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Editing Before the Editor Gets It

I just read a terrific post on one of my favorite blogs… Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds. It was about the editing (revising) an author must do before the book gets sent for editing. If you don’t do this step, you … Continue reading

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First Person – Deconstructed

Yes, we already talked about first person, but now let’s really deconstruct it and examine what it means to write in first person. Let’s see what it takes to do the work. Writing in first person, as we discussed before, … Continue reading

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Unusual Points of View

So is that all I have to say on point of view? No. Today I want to talk about unusual points of view. You don’t see these often. Out of these rarities, probably the most common is the epistolary.  A … Continue reading

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Omniscient Point of View

Omniscient gives the power to see and know all. It was used much more frequently in the 18th century than it is now, though many beginning writers use it without realizing it. Writing in omniscient point of view allows you … Continue reading

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