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Ways to Bring our Fiction Alive!

My top tip for bringing fiction alive is to use Onomatopoeia. This is the Greek term for ‘word-making.’ When we use it in our fiction it means using a word that appears to suggest the qualities of the sound, for instance, murmur, cuckoo and tingle. 865 more words


A Writer's Approach: Plotter, Pantser, Hybrid

Here’s a repost of my 2013 article from ThisNewMountain.com.

It’s been said, and much debated, that there are two kinds of writers—those who outline and plan before starting a writing project (plotters) and those who dive in and write “by the seat of their pants” (pantsers). 884 more words

Writing Advice

Books read in July

How did I manage to read any books last month, on top of writing and the Shakespeare cartoons? Well, I did fail at the writing and the cartoons were late a couple of times, that’s how. 704 more words


Week 1 Pop Quiz

Now that Week 1 is over, it is time to review what you learned and take a Pop Quiz. We know you’re all going to make scores that will make your teachers proud! 285 more words