I would totally see a movie about a gun toting bad mouth snarky panda. Quentin Tarantino should direct.

Quick Link: All About Commas

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today we head over to The Write Practice for a refresher course on commas by Ruthanne Reid. Comma placement is very important and can change the meaning of a sentence is read.  The most famous example: A panda walks into a café. […]

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Quick Links: Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 51: One-Dimensional Characters

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. K.M. Weiland post comes down to two things – show don’t tell – and make the details of your characters count. In the Harry Potter stories, Harry is known for his lighting bolt scar on his forehead, but J.K. Rowling doesn’t beat […]

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Quick Link: Going Beyond the Default in Your Worldbuilding

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. World building is the frame that holds a story together. If you have ever gone to a Disney park, you will find yourself in another world. The whole park is framed to provide an unique and delightful experience for the guest. And […]

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Quick Links: How to Finish Your Book in Three Drafts

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Reworking drafts is a big struggle with me. I would much rather the excitement of a new story! So when Stuart Horwitz wrote a post on how to finish your book with only three drafts you bet my ears perked up!  So head […]

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Quick Links: Let’s Get Sensory: Powering Scenes Using The 5 Senses

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Steven King is one of my favorite writers, not just because he writes great stories, but because of how he writes. I grew up in New England, where he often sets a scene. While reading his stories, I can picture the scene […]

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Author Tools – How to Write an Epic Story Using the Hero’s Journey [Infographic]

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done Writing a heroic story? Then this infographic from Lifehack is a good place to start and has examples from popular epic adventures. You can follow the classic pattern or use it to bridge off of for your own amazing tale. ~ * ~ How […]

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Quick Links: Anthologies: How They Can Advance Your Writing Career

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I love anthologies as a way of finding new authors. Alex J. Cavanaugh discusses how anthologies can help writers and has tips to make your anthology experience successful.  Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris has the full details. ~ * ~ […]

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Author Tools: Craft Your First Story With This Creative Writing Reference Chart

Author Tools – things to help you get your writing done Lifehacker‘s Eric Ravenscraft shares a great chart he found to help writers plan their story. ~ * ~   Read the full post (and get the free worksheet!) on Lifehacker ~ * ~ If you liked this article, please share. If you have suggestions […]

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capture the fascinated attention of.

Quick Link: Ten Clever Ways To Keep Your Reader Enthralled

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The Wicked Writing Blog is actually very helpful with tips by Sue Coletta on tweaking your writing to pull your reader further into your story. Check it out. ~ * ~ Ten Clever Ways To Keep Your Reader Enthralled by Sue Coletta […]

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The only flats in a story should be these or a tire.

Quick Link: In the Flesh: Fleshing Out Flat Characters

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Janice Harding always has great advice. This time it is about how to change some less than memorable characters into more dynamic integral parts of the story. ~ * ~ In the Flesh: Fleshing Out Flat Characters Friday, June 10 By Janice […]

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Quick Links: Letter to a Discouraged Writer

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Writing getting you down? Perhaps you are feeling discouraged and even though you got published, it didn’t turn out like you thought it would? James Scott Bell has some encouraging words to help you keep your chin up and move along at Kill […]

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Quick Links: It’s Not You, It’s Me: Nine Things I’m So Over in Romance Novels

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Ok, I admit it. Romance is not my favorite genre. Not saying I haven’t read any but I am very picky and they are few and far between. Even so, Jessica Tripler  at Book Riot has some great points on things that […]

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Even though she was on her way to marry Norman, she knew in her heart no one could compete with Mr. Darcy

Quick Link: How Writers Can Develop Emotional Connections between Reader and Hero

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We all want to tell our story and as writers we want someone to get our story, to fall in love with our characters. Patrick Cole at Live Write Thrive, shares with us his tips on how to connect the reader and […]

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In The News – The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Public

In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin University is the worlds oldest continuing working library and soon it will be available for everyone. Road trip? If I only had the money! Smithsonian.com has the details. ~ * ~ The World’s Oldest Working Library Will Soon Open Its Doors to the Public […]

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Quick Links: From Trad-Pub to Self-Pub–Tips and Observations

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Elizabeth S. Craig is one of those amazing authors who has had book published by a publisher as well as self-published. She recently got rights back to some titles from her publishing house and decided to re-release them as eBooks her self.  […]

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