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When you fall down, get back up and continue on.

When it rains it pours and that can’t be poignant enough for right now.  Poor Barbuda is pretty much wiped out, all the islands in the Carribean, Florida, Mexico, and of course Texas is still bailing out. Our good thoughts and wishes go out for all of you now and I promise to rearrange my […]

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Am I the only one who has fantasized about living in a library and why do you write the genre you do?

I love reading and I suspect most of you do too. It is all about the stories, right? Whether zombie apocalypse, plague, end-of-the-world-whatever, I am hauling my happy ass to a library! I would spend so much time reading everything and eating apples. The act of reading is itself a pleasure. While I have genres […]

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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: What’s the Difference between Plot and Story?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. I admit that when I first looked at this post by Jami Gold, I was didn’t think there was going to be much I could get from it. But Jami goes deep. There is a very important difference between the story and […]

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Quick Links: Your Two-Year Plan for Writing, Editing and Publishing Your Novel (However Busy You Are)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When I first read this post by Ali from Aliventures I admit I was a bit shocked. Two years seems like a long time! But then I realized that not only was this a reality check, but when you look at the […]

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Quick Links: How to Survive the Edit Letter

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Writing is a very personal thing. So it is easy to see why people have difficulty with feedback. It’s like getting immunization shots, you know you need them but it’s going to hurt.  One way to get good feedback is working with […]

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Quick Links: Everything You Need to Know About Writing a 3rd-Person POV

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. It’s all about your Point of View.  Over at Helping Writers Become Authors, K.M. Weiland goes in depth about writing in third person pov, with links to articles on omniscient point of view, and first person point of view. I know this […]

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Quick Link: The Key to Creating a Wholly Believable Character

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What goes into making a good character? Walt Disney knew that it is the little details that add up and make an experience great. That is also the key to creating a believable and relate-able character. It’s the details on how they react […]

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Quick Link: Writer vs Storyteller

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Are you a writer who is also a storyteller or a storyteller who happens to be a writer. Normally these questions give me a headache, because life is messy and I don’t fit in one or the other category. When I write, […]

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Quick Link: Create Your Own ‘Fine Writing’ Machine (15 Original Ways) Editor (How to change cliches and improve your writing!)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The Writer’s Village host John Yeoman has some great ways of banishing cliches and bland metaphors while improving the quality of your writing. ~ * ~ Create Your Own ‘Fine Writing’ Machine (15 Original Ways) Friday, April 8, 2016 by John Yeoman […]

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Quick Link: How Do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Scott Reintgen, (@Scott_Thought) at Fiction University gives an in depth discussion on what makes a great antagonist.  Every story needs a problem for your main character to deal with, usually involving conflict. A great antagonist not only will help tell your tale, […]

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Quick Link: How Your Character’s Failures Can Map A Route To Self-Growth

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Every story has a problem that the characters must overcome, that is what makes the story interesting for readers. But what if your character doesn’t succeed?  Angela Ackerman shows us how having your character fail,  actually allows for them to grow. Lessons […]

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Quick Link: Falling in Love on the Page: Writing Convincing Romantic Relationships by Anna Campbell

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. They say relationships take a lot of work. This is true even for fictional characters in books. Where should you go to learn about developing great literary relationships? Head on over to Romance University, where Anna Campbell has some great advice to make […]

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Quick Link: Getting in Character—Deep POV Part Two

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. How can you not love Kristen Lamb, she wears a viking helmet! On her blog, she write a humorous but well thought out post on improving your writing by going deep into your character’s point of view. You know the whole “show, […]

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Quick Link: Inner Conflict in Fiction

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Having depth in your characters makes them more believable and having them face conflict makes them more interesting.  At Live Write Breathe, Janalyn Voigt gives us examples of conflict that will help you develop your characters and then throws in a little […]

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