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Quick Link: A Look at Masterful Character Description Part 2

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I am sick and I am trying really hard to find the right way to tell you that at Live Write Thrive, C.S. Latkin has written a really good post on dealing with character description. It is more of the show don’t […]

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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: 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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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: 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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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: Process Goals: 6 Ways Slowing Down and Thinking Small Will Help You Write Your Book

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Is it any wonder why I love Anne R. Allen and of course Ruth Harris when they do a great post like this? ~ * ~ Process Goals: 6 Ways Slowing Down and Thinking Small Will Help You Write Your Book by […]

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Quick Link: How Do You Know When to Stop Expanding and Start Revising?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I don’t know about you, but I could write and write and never get to editing. So this article from Mary Carroll Moore at her site, How To Plan, Write, And Develop A Book, is a really good post for people like […]

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Quick Link: Writing scene breaks and transitions that develop your story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Creating a sense of time is really important to help your reader effortlessly engage in your story and keep track of when they are. At Now Novel, they have a great post with tips on how to write these types of scenes. […]

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Quick Link: Fast-Draft Writing for NaNoWriMo and Every Other Month

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Less that two weeks until NaNoWriMo! So here is another prepping article from the folks at Writers Helping Writers! ~ * ~ Fast-Draft Writing for NaNoWriMo and Every Other Month by Writing Coach I am an advocate of intentional writing, which almost […]

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Quick Link: 5 Tips for Organizing Subplots

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Plots are of course the main point about your book. But the thing about plots is that there is usually a lot of other stuff going on at the same time, otherwise, your book would be as simple as a young child’s.  […]

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