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The importance of a GREAT critique group

I am very fortunate to have found a wonderful group of writers who share their stories with me on a biweekly basis. I have learned many things from these people. Below are my thoughts on what to look for in … Continue reading

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vil·la·nelle noun: villanelle; plural noun: villanelles a nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and … 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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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