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The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words).  You must use the words candy corn, monster and shadow.  Here is my entry below: The Candy Corn Monster […]

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My Writing Journey – A Hobby, A Passion, A New Career

A good friend recently told me not to dwell on yet another rejection of my current manuscript.  She said “It is only a hobby. Not your career.” If I would have kept a journal of my writing path, it would read something like this: I am invited to a creative writing class by a close […]

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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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