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Tea, Updates and Vampire Stories

I know there’s a weekly thing where bloggers catch up as though having coffee, a conversational get-together with updates from the past week. I’m more of a tea drinker, myself, so, if we were having tea, this is what I’d tell you: 468 more words


How My Writing Process Saved the Day, and How it Can Save Yours: Guest Post by Joel D Canfield | Bane of Your Resistance

It seems like an eternal debate: Plotters versus Pantsers. Here is Part One of one author’s well-reasoned approach.

Once again, author and author consultant Joel D Canfield made an intriguing comment, this time on the question of Who Gets More Creative Flow: Planners or Pantsers, so I invited him to expand his c… 25 more words


March and April 2016 Highlights

I have a rare moment to breathe in the Silver Scribe Editorial offices. It’s been a busy few months in editorial land. I am so thankful to my clients for giving me interesting, challenging, and sometimes-demanding projects. 141 more words


Critique Groups

I am a member of RWA and a local chapter of writers too. I recently went to our first critique group meeting.

What I learned from that first meeting was- we all can improve. 77 more words


What Steve McQueen Can Teach You About How to Write Characters - Helping Writers Become Authors

How to make your characters jump off the page. Keep them busy doing things even when they are not talking. Animate them.

Steve McQueen stole the show in The Magnificent Seven (and made Yul Brynner mad). 29 more words


Masterplots Theater: W is for Wretched Excess » WriteOnSisters.com

A fun and creative study in character arcs.

Welcome to Masterplots Theater. Does your main character start out fine? The have a fulfilling job, a loving partner, and a family life any one would be envious of? 16 more words


#WritingTips - Using Adjectives and Adverbs #wwwblogs #writinganovel

This has  proved to be one of my most popular posts with many people kindly commenting on how useful it is – so I thought it was worth sharing again. 490 more words