May
27
2014
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L.K. Hill Portraits and Flaming Cats at The Blog Mansion

Written by Johnny Worthen

Historical Fiction author L.K. Hill drops by the Blog Mansion's portrait gallery to discuss titles, books, and rocket cats.

May
22
2014
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Book Review: Eleanor (The Unseen) by Johnny Worthen

Written by Lehua Parker

Eleanor is not what she seems. Neither is Johnny Worthen's novel. YA Literary Horror at its finest.

May
22
2014
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What Makes a Great Picture Book - Tip 2

Written by Ken Baker

Why great picture book characters are like parfaits.

May
20
2014
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Writer's Ramble: Writing a Satisfying Ending

Written by gorion

The ending to your story will make it or break it for your readers. You need a good payoff, but how do you do that?

May
20
2014
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Jane Isaac at the Crime Scene (in progress)

Written by Johnny Worthen

English crime writer JANE ISAAC is treated to an authentic English Cocktail Party at the Blog Mansion for her new book THE TRUTH WILL OUT.

May
20
2014
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What Makes a Great Picture Book - Tip 1

Written by Ken Baker

How larger-than-life characters can be key to writing a great picture book

May
20
2014
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Clauses, Introductory Phrases, and Commas

Written by Jo Michaels

How to identify, and properly set off, clauses and introductory phrases.

May
20
2014
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Story Trumps all

Written by Jim Heskett

All that writing advice about grammar and structure? You can forget it. There's only one thing that matters when writing a book.

May
20
2014
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Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of)

Written by Lehua Parker

F.J.R. Titchenel hits it out of the park (with suprbat) in her darkly hilarious YA zombie novel.

May
14
2014
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The importance of a glossary (and other supplemental material) for historical and multicultural books

Written by Carrie-Anne

Many historical and multicultural novels benefit from including a glossary, explanatory notes, appendices, and other back or front matter.

May
14
2014
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Of Zombies and Buttons

Written by Johnny Worthen

F.J.R. Titchenell drops by the Blog Mansion for Cinde de Mayo to discuss Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of).

May
14
2014
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Should Secondary Characters Change?

Written by Mooderino

There are some good reasons to keep secondary characters (both friend and foe) fixed in how you represent them in a story.