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Third Person POV – Huh?

Third person Point Of View can be quite confusing and take on many forms. A writer needs to be cognizant of their utilization of those forms. In this blog entry I will attempt to help you distinguish between the types … Continue reading

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Loving and Hating Your Characters

I’ve just finished my second book in The Guardians of Spirit Rock series, and it launches on 3/4. The third and fourth books are almost ready to go to the editor. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Writing Tip – Avoid Flat Stanley

In case you don’t know who Flat Stanley is, he was a project my daughter had to complete in elementary school. She mailed a paper cut out character named Stanley to my sister in Maryland. The poor woman had to take … Continue reading

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More on Showing Vs. Telling -“Felt” A Word to Avoid

As I’ve gone through the editing process with Secrets of a Wolf, I can assure you that a GOOD editor is more valuable than any precious gem. Worth more than twice their weight in gold! Always be willing to improve … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch – Author Fran Orenstein – Tips for Writing Children’s Books

Happy New Year Everyone. It already looks like 2016 is going to be a great year. Today on the porch, I have award winning author Fran Orenstein, and she’s got some great information to share with us on writing for … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Showing Vs. Telling

I love my editor. A published author is NOTHING without a good editor and I’m very lucky to have one in my writing life. I’m working on a few projects, and hope to release the first story in my new … Continue reading

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Simple Writing Tip

Nuff Said. 🙂

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Pre-Editing Your Manuscript

Years ago I worked with a phenomenal editor on my book The Lost Jewels of Hera. I loved her so much, I’m still with her today. I wanted to share with you the first email she sent me before we … Continue reading

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Words To Cut From Your Manuscript

Here is some great information I found on Diana Urban’s blog. When you’re revising any piece of writing — a novel, a news article, a blog post, marketing copy, etc. — there are certain words you should delete to make the … Continue reading

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How Not to Use Not

I spend a great deal of time reading books on writing and I’ve found a gem.  I know a lot of famous authors have referred people to this book, and I couldn’t agree more.  The book is The Elements of … Continue reading

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