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Learning from the Masters: The (Sort-of) Meet-Cute

As I explained last week, I’m looking for examples of meet-cutes in which the two parties concerned already know each other. There actually aren’t a ton of those out there in YA, or so I’ve found. 517 more words

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Learning from the Masters: The Meet-Cute (sort of)

In my current manuscript, there are many things I’m struggling with. (More on some of those other things here.) One of them is when my protagonist first meets the boy who will eventually become a love interest. 966 more words

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Learning From The Masters: Setting the Scene

Another example of a good descriptive paragraph, this time from this awesome book which was one of the ones I couldn’t put down last year (though… 534 more words

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Learning From The Masters: Setting the Scene

Time for another example of how the brilliant authors who came before me introduced readers to a setting without making it boring… 766 more words

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Learning From The Masters: Setting the Scene

On Monday I discussed the struggles of toeing the line between too much description and not enough. And on Twitter I’ve been tweeting about my frustrations in trying to accurately describe the massive castle my story takes place in without bogging my writing down with too much detail. 528 more words

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Form of the Face

For the past few weeks as I’ve been describing the position of facial features I’ve been working in very simple line drawings.  Line drawings can be a great quick way to capture an image.  267 more words

Learning From the Masters: World-Building

Time for another post on how to world build when writing a fantasy novel! (First post available here) 538 more words

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