Apr
21
2012
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Questions For Characters

Written by Rachel Frost

If you want your characters to be believable, you'd better start asking questions.

Apr
21
2012
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From Passive to Active: The Reluctant Hero

Written by thewordsmith

An in-depth look at how the Hunger Games transforms Katniss from a passive to an active heroine, and how you can do the same thing.

Apr
20
2012
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Review: The Truth of All Things

Written by Teri Harman

Brand new adult historical mystery involving the Salem witch trials.

Apr
20
2012
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Pen Names, Slayers, Harry Potter and the Vortex of Doom

Written by Melanie Crouse

When an author crosses from one genre to another, should they use a pen name or not?

Apr
20
2012
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Selling (Being) Yourself

Written by David Powers King

How does a writer sell oneself without coming across as a salesperson? The trick isn't the pitch or a fancy display. It's being genuine to others while being yourself.

Apr
20
2012
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To Happily Ever After or Not to Happily Ever After?

Written by SallyPoyton

Should fairy tales end with "happily ever after" or a more traditional, darker ending?

Apr
20
2012
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K: Killing Mr. Griffin

Written by Adrianne Russell

In which I review Lois Duncan's classic tale of kids gone wild.

Apr
20
2012
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Q: Quaff

Written by Adrianne Russell

In which I discuss teen drinking in young adult novels.

Apr
19
2012
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Q is for ... how to create a Quirrell

Written by Kevin Hiatt

Every good mystery/suspense story needs a Professor Quirrell, a character we're introduced to and dismiss off-handedly as a quirky secondary character, someone our MC can talk to, that's all. Or is it?

Apr
19
2012
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Fear No Science

Written by karensandler

Science is not to be feared, it can serve as inspiration for story ideas.

Apr
19
2012
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Tolerance vs. Acceptance

Written by karensandler

A contemplation of how we tolerate vs. accept differences.

Apr
19
2012
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Young Adult Novels Moms and Daughters Will Love

Written by Teri Harman

Feel like you and your teenage daughter have little in common? Bridge the gap by meeting over some good books. Discover six fabulous young adult books you will both love.