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A Necessary Task, Revisions

The threat of another winter northeastern storm looms upon us this evening.  After spending the day outside for a dose of the brief sunshine, albeit the temperature showed a balmy 23 degrees, I came inside and resolved to clean my kitchen junk utensil drawer.  The sun giving me the needed boost of encouragement to do necessary but […]

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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 Writer’s Digest and Education Portal. Happy writing! Text from Writer’s Digest article: When we select […]

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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 can you have more than one. Below is a great article I found regarding inciting […]

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Narrative Exposition

This is one area as a writer I am always working on perfecting. Here are a few ways I found to introduce important background information/world-build my stories through: Dialogue Character thoughts Background details Information dump For myself, as a children’s writer, the first two seem to work the best along with sounds and scenery description. […]

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How to Create Your Own Children’s Writing Niche – One Simple Technique

In my never-ending search for writing tips, lessons, and ideas, I came across the below website that recently sent me this interesting article. I have posted the link below. Thank you Children’s Book Insider for sparking my imagination. How to Create Your Own Children’s Writing Niche — With One Simple Technique (via http://writeforkids.org) I was […]

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Writing is a trip to the amusement park

When I think of writing, this metaphor comes to mind. Writing is a trip to the amusement park. On sunny days, ideas flow through your mind like people at a crowded park. When it is rainy, ideas like rides shut down. The process of writing and a roller coaster are filled with exhilarating moments, steep […]

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Active not Reactive Characters

I was thinking about how to make my characters active not reactive when I came across this wonderful blog. It is from The Editor’s Blog.  See link below for the full article. Make fictional characters suffer by pushing them beyond what they thought they could take. Give them challenges and then have them overcome those […]

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