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Especially for Writers

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Great Lesson About POV

I spent a little time this past weekend catching up on my emails and blog subscriptions. I am always behind, and sometimes the only thing I can do when I get overwhelmed is delete the lot of them. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

 

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Especially for Writers

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That “Lone Tear” Drips Again

Flora’s Wish, book 1 of The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, has climbed to the #1 spot of my “favorite historicals” list. Kathleen Y’Barbo is a master-writer, showing those of us who care to learn how to develop character … Continue reading

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Deep Antagonist Characterization

I got pulled aside at a recent conference by someone who was agonizing over her story idea. We talked about it—she had a great idea, just didn’t quite know how to execute it. We discussed plot, ending, characters. The way … Continue reading

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Studying Under Maass (Part 1)

If you ever have an opportunity to go to a session with New York literary agent Donald Maass, let me suggest you tote at least one manuscript idea and something with which to take copious notes. I don’t take notes on the … Continue reading

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Writing Goals to Strive For

Remember this from a few weeks ago? I love it, not just for the idea it presents, but also for the way it presents that idea. It’s new, different, and original, and I wish I’d been clever enough to write … Continue reading

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Writing Again

Remember this mug from last Friday? I want it. It serves a dual purpose–it would announce to whomever may care that I’m writing again and, if I’m not writing again, it would serve as a constant reminder that I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Genre-qualified: Remember Your Audience

The first novel I ever wrote was a mystery. More precisely, it was a mish-mash police procedural-cozy-suspense/thriller with a romance subplot. I used my experience watching Law and Order as my guide and sole source of investigative and procedural techniques. For the rest, … Continue reading

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