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Query Organization

While we are all sure that the first agent or editor we query will fall in love with our writing and immediately sign us, the truth is, we may have unorganized file folders, notebooks, charts, post-its and other jotted down notes … Continue reading

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WHERE TO PUBLISH?

You’ve spent countless lonely hours writing. Taken numerous classes. Revised and revisited. Enlisted the help of critique partners. Your polished manuscript is finally ready. Where do you send it?  Should you be agented?  How do you gain an agent’s interest?  Should … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Today I will… These three words are a part of my daily vocabulary.  I grew up in a family who made daily lists of things they needed to accomplish.  In recent years, I’ve noticed that I have passed this trait … Continue reading

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Synopsis

A brief summary, an outline of the plot of a book, play or movie. What should be in a synopsis?  There are many answers to this, but I have learned that a successful synopsis must have certain key elements. Exposition … Continue reading

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One Final Blast of Winter

As Mother Nature blasts the North East with one last blast of cold and snow reminding us all of nature’s power and quiet beauty I stay indoors and sit in front of my computer for hours on end trying to finish the … Continue reading

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Logline / Tagline

Motivated by discussion and information gathered from the wonderful writers in my biweekly critique group I took upon myself the task of writing a logline and a tagline for my current manuscript (short story-mystery).  Below are some tips for what is needed to write a good (great) … Continue reading

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Tis the Season

Everyone is busy rushing here and there. All for a day that comes but once a year. In a society consumed with competition instead of brotherly love. Remember to stop and give thanks to the one above.   During this … Continue reading

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Unreliable Narrator

I recently started delving into a new genre of writing – adult/new adult fiction. When writing my recent manuscript, I decided to use an unreliable narrator. Thought I would pass on websites that provided definitions/examples I found helpful. Thank you … Continue reading

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Personal Essay

The purpose of today’s blog is to repost an article that helped me as I wrote a personal essay.  I feel this article reaches beyond personal essays and applies to all writing.  Thank you once again Writer’s Digest for the great article … Continue reading

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Inciting Incident

Inciting incident is the spring board that drives the story forward – causes your protagonist to act. This week in my writing critique group we had a great discussion about inciting incidents, where they should occur in the story and … Continue reading

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