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Writers Conference

This past weekend we had a local writers conference in town for two days. It was the third year, at the library and totally free. This was the first year I have not been asked to volunteer so I was able to move around the rooms and talk, network and connect with those who I don’t always get to see. 297 more words


Crafting a Compelling Novel Concept | Jane Friedman

Larry Brooks discusses how to create a concept for your novel that will compel readers (and agents and publishers) to read more.

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How To Write

A Review - Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

I can’t tell you how many people have recommended this book to me and for good reason. A panster at heart, I found my story floundering and myself stuck around the 40,000-word mark. 165 more words


My Choice Tuesday: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

All right, here goes nothing. I’m working on establishing a set routine for posts, taking the weekends off, of course.

Tuesday I have instituted as “My Choice Tuesday” (alliterations are awesome, but not really my thing, so sorry in advance for my crappy titles). 485 more words

Writing Tips: Quirks - The Pros and Cons

I’m sure all you writers have heard that your characters need quirks … especially your major characters, such as the protagonist and antagonist. Foreshadowing and background adds quirks to the character, makes him unique. 933 more words

The Writer's Thoughts

The books are packed, the shelves stand empty and a bad law has just been passed

Life interrupts your flow every so often. Last week we found out that we needed to move to a new flat. That means scrubbing, dusting, scrubbing and boxing up our possessions. 278 more words


So I'm Writing a Novel...

Over the past 4 years or so I’ve been writing a variety of different novels, most of which never got past the plotting stage–none of which I’ve ever finished. 675 more words