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Quick Link: Get Some Rejection

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Time for some tough love from James Scott Bell at the Kill Zone. He explains why getting some rejection is a good thing for authors to experience. ~ * ~ Get Some Rejection by James Scott Bell The other day I watched […]

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Quick Link: Write What You Know? Well, Not Quite

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. If you are writing non-fiction, write what you know is great. But even then you will get assignments that you will have to research.  Write what you know is great for new writers, to get them started but after that I have […]

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Quick Link: Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – Angela Ackerman

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is another great post from Romance University, that applies to all genres. Having a character showing flaws makes them human and more relatable. Thank you, Angela Ackerman! ~ * ~ Supplying Breadcrumbs: How to Hint at a Character’s Emotional Wound – […]

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Quick Link: The Five Most Common Issues Writers Have with Their Stories

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I recognized at least a couple of these issues as ones I struggle with, so I am bookmarking this article from Jennifer Blanchard‘s blog to make sure I can go back and re-read it! ~ * ~ The Five Most Common Issues Writers […]

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Quick Link: How to use Authentic Historical Detail to Trigger Emotions and Memories in Your Reader

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Checking in with Anne R Allen’s Blog and a great post on how to connect with your reader and pull them into your story by evoking memories. A great read! ~ * ~ How to use Authentic Historical Detail to Trigger Emotions […]

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Quick Link: How to Write Superior Sex Scenes: Ignite Your Readers & Burn Them to Ash

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. So not to share TMI but Mr. Paula and I have a lovely marriage so when I have encountered some hot scenes in books lately and found myself skipping over them, well I thought it was just me. Turns out Cait Reynolds posting […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – Help I am stuck in quicksand!

I am so far behind on my words! This is usually the time I start getting bogged down in my story and am trying to add details and depth. But I haven’t even had a chance to do that yet. My apologies to anyone who noticed I forgot to post yesterday. Sometimes life seems to […]

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Quick Link: That All-Important First Line

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The first line of your book can grab the reader and set the tone for your whole story! At Rachelle Gardner‘s site, she goes over what makes a great first line! ~ * ~ That All-Important First Line by Rachelle Gardner Let’s […]

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Quick Link: Want To Win NaNoWriMo This Year? 7 Tips On Writing And Productivity

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. How are you doing with your NaNo words? Even if you are not writing with NaNo this year, everyone can use tips on writing and productivity all year round! So head on over to The Creative Penn and check it out! ~ […]

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Quick Link: 5 Huge Mistakes Ruining the Romantic Relationships in Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Hallelujah and Amen! I know this is about romantic relationships so it might not apply to everyone but I feel what Bella Pope is preaching. I see so many books with obviously unhealthy attitudes about sex and relationships that I had to share […]

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Quick Link: How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Even though this article by Angela Ackerman is from Romance University, it’s wise words are for every genre of writer. After all who doesn’t need more depth to their characters. Check it out! ~ * ~ How to Add Depth to Your […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – World building is hard!

Hello! How are all you writers and NaNo’ers doing? I fell behind on my word count right away as of course all my client’s programs/servers/websites needed attention! But I managed to almost catch up on double Saturday.  I also donated because if you enjoy writing whether or not you participate in NaNoWriMo, they do a […]

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Quick Link: Make The Most Of A Scene Through The Senses – With A Simple List

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is one of those ideas who simplicity is brilliant!  At Writers Write Anthony Ehlers shares a simple list that you can use to get the most of out of using your senses to really bring the reader into the scene. ~ […]

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Quick Link: Herd Your CATS

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Of course, we are not talking about literal cats, more literary CATS. Or as James Scott Bell at Kill Zone describes it “Character Alone Thinking Scenes”.  While these types of scenes can be very powerful, they do have to be used at the […]

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Quick Link: The Do's and Don'ts of Naming Characters

Quick Link: The Do’s and Don’ts of Naming Characters

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. This is so cool I had to share it! At well-storied, Kristen Kieffer hosts a Twitter chat group that discusses all kind of things writing. This particular example is about naming characters and she has a transcript because we can’t build a […]

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