Tag Archives: Craft

Bending Time

I was reading and enjoying Melissa Marr’s spooky novel Graveminder when I came across several flashbacks. I had an idea that these events were in the past but to help that along the author chose to set them off by using … Continue reading

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Tips for Surprising Your Readers

When I read, I envision each sentence as a path carved out by the author. The path twists and turns and along the way I encounter different sights, sounds, emotions, actions. I stay on the path until I reach the … Continue reading

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Great Time at the Avondale Writers’ Conference

This past weekend I took part in the 3rd Avondale Writers’ Conference. I had the privilege of attending as both speaker and attendee. The air had a definite buzz. It was great to see so many talented people, so passionate about their craft. … Continue reading

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Point of View for Writers Slides

Here are the slide from my presentation from the Avondale Writers’ Conference. You can view the presentation at Slide Share.com. If you would like a copy of the slides you can download them here.  SLIDES UPDATE: I meant to include … Continue reading

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“Rules? They’re More Like Guidelines”

I wanted to share with you a couple of links to blogs that have featured two different posts on writing rules. Speaking for myself, I have followed, broken and even forged a few of my own rules. Is there a rule … Continue reading

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Italics Are Not Your Friend

I have begun to notice the over use of italics in fiction. It’s always bugged me but lately it seems to be on the rise. So I am going to say it now and you are free to disagree. New … Continue reading

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14 Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing your Protagonist

This is another great post from Anne R. Allen’s blog I’ve come close to breaking a few myself. http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2011/09/14-dos-and-donts-for-introducing-your.html  

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