Apr
17
2012
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Mining Your Family History for Story Ideas

Written by shimiqua

A forgotten treasure trove of story ideas... Just make sure they've passed on before you fictionalize them. Free tip, from me to you.

Apr
17
2012
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Wordtastic (Re)finery

Written by rkmacpherson

The hardest part about bringing a story to life is the refining. Revisions, the unloved, unlauded portion of the writing process, is where the magic happens. Read on!

Apr
17
2012
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The Eavesdrop

Written by David Powers King

No one likes to read an info dump. Fewer want to read a "maid and butler" conversation. Can we get away with either without compromising the story? Only if our hero hears it from the shadows.

Apr
17
2012
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The Little Things in Life

Written by Jeff Hargett

Bring characters to life by revealing the little details that show who they are.

Apr
17
2012
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Nemesis

Written by Leigh Covington

Using a nemesis in your writing. What kind of villain do you like to read? What kind do you like to write?

Apr
17
2012
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Inspiring Dialogue

Written by Nick Hight

Have you ever come across dialogue that is meant to be inspiring, but just isn't? Found yourself cringing at a writer's attempt to be insightful? Here's how to avoid that in your own writing.

Apr
16
2012
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Review: Return to Exile by E. J. Patten

Written by Teri Harman

Review of new, awesome middle grade novel, RETURN TO EXILE. Great for boys!

Apr
16
2012
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Author Interview - Jeremy Laszlo

Written by theweekendwriter

Check out my interview with author Jeremy Laszlo, who answers questions about the writing process and self-publishing. Also included is a sneak peak at the cover of his next book.

Apr
16
2012
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What I Learned From JK Rowling

Written by CMKeller

How JK Rowling's new book taught me to be brave.

Apr
16
2012
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Elevator Pitch

Written by eayounker

Tips and examples of how to write an elevator pitch.

Apr
14
2012
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Olivia by Julie Wright

Written by Taffy

A book review of Olivia by Julie Wright

Apr
14
2012
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Death Cure by James Dashner

Written by Taffy

Book review of Death Cure by James Dashner.