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The 2015 Liebster Award

Thanks to Cindy Scott for nominating me for this year’s Liebster Award. Here are my answers to her questions—and I’ve added my own and nominated a few people at the end of this post. 637 more words

Denise D. Young

WIPpet Wednesday and a Midweek ROW80 check-in

Welcome to another installment of WIPpet Wednesday, the blog hop where writers share excerpts from their works in progress (WIPs). Since every WIPpet must have something to do with the date, and since today is the 18th, here are nine paragraphs from “Stolen by Magic” (1+8=9). 320 more words

Denise D. Young

Yearly goals: Sunday ROW80 check-in

This year, I have two main goals: write at least 300,000 words, and read at least 75 books. Last year I read about 59, so hopefully I can increase that this year. 392 more words

Denise D. Young

WIPpet Wednesday: The will-o’-the-wisp

After giving it some thought, I decided to do a page-one rewrite of my manuscript “Stolen by Magic.” And I’m glad I did. When I wrote the first draft, the writing was painful at times. 784 more words

Denise D. Young

Making our worlds come alive: Sunday ROW80 check-in

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about world-building, trying to determine what the ingredients are that make a world one we’re not likely to forget, those things that make a world so rich, so vivid that we can imagine ourselves there. 331 more words

Denise D. Young

WIPpet Wednesday: Introducing "The Phoenix Feather"

Lately, when it comes to writing, I’ve felt like I’ve been running in place. I’m a big believer in just writing, moving forward with a story and saving revisions for the second draft, but my current WIP just hasn’t worked out that way. 685 more words

Denise D. Young

For Writers: Naming Our Characters

Frodo Baggins. Hermione Granger. Elizabeth Bennet. Daenerys Targaryen. A good character name is both unique and memorable at the same time.

Sometimes, as a writer, you meet a character and he or she tells you his or her name instantly. 530 more words

Denise D. Young