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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression Kindle Editionby Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi 


One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character’s emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. 87 more words


Author Q&A: Want Some Free Marketing?

Hi! Today’s article is for anyone who hasn’t noticed the new “Author Q&A” link on the left. Or for anyone too lazy (or incurious) to click on it and find out what it is. 575 more words

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How to impress an agent or editor in 15 minutes or less

They say public speaking is people’s most common fear, even more than dying. So I suppose it’s not surprising that most writers fear pitching to agents and editors more than any other aspect of the writing and publishing process. 774 more words


Paper hoarding and Scarlett O'Hara

Spurred to speed, Prissy hurried toward the back of the house while Scarlett scratched a hasty note on the margin of Gerald’s last letter to her—the only bit of paper in the house. 318 more words

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Writer's Digest: The 101 Best Websites for Writers

The new issue of Writer’s Digest has arrived, and it is one of my favorites because it’s the magazine’s annual issue devoted to the 101 Best Websites for Writers.  171 more words

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Writing competition

Do you compete in writing competitions? There are so many out there for writers. They can vary from genre, age group to paid or free. You can find them from organizations like the ones I am part of such as the SCWBI and NCWN and also in magazines such as Writer’s Digest. 218 more words


Characters Rule! Writing Tips

Once authors know their characters and have their plots outlined, it is time to write. Below are some resources with writing tips specifically focused on characterization. 51 more words

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