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How to write a compelling first line, paragraph, or page

It’s no secret. Writing the opening sentences, paragraphs, and pages of a book is hard. I read a lot of book beginnings, not just because I read a lot of books but because, as a Kindle user with a seemingly endless number of books available at the press of a button, I read a lot of samples. 782 more words

Denise D. Young

Midweek ROW80 check-in

So, writing hasn’t really been happening since we moved to the new place two weeks ago. The hours have been filled with painting, unpacking, and class prep, since I’ll be teaching this fall. 256 more words

Denise D. Young

Caught in a Whirlwind

So, it’s official. Hubby and I are homeowners. We moved into our new place last Wednesday, and the past week has been a flurry of unpacking, cleaning, painting, and endless trips to Lowe’s. 271 more words

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Sunday ROW80 check-in

I’ll keep this one short. We’re planning to close on our new home this week, so soon my life will be a whirlwind of boxes and paint brushes as we move in, prep, and unpack. 201 more words

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Creating complex characters with author Celine Jeanjean

Today, except for a brief ROW80 check-in at the end of this post, I’m turning the blog over to Celine Jeanjean, author of The Viper and the Urchin… 1,028 more words

Denise D. Young

Writing and the Fear of Success and Failure

Confession: I have 13—count ‘em, 13—works in progress at the moment. Thirteen stories vying for my attention, whispering in my ear, keeping me awake at night. 709 more words

Denise D. Young

Sunday ROW80 check-in: Bubble wrap and boxes

That’s pretty much what makes up my days at the moment. Packing and more packing. I’m getting excited about the move. I’ve already picked out the color for my office, a beautiful purple hue called “Handsome Plum.” And I’m choosing between Caramelized Sugar and Hot Chocolate for the living and dining room accent walls. 417 more words

Denise D. Young