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By Laura Drake I’ve read a lot of blogs lately about introverted writers, whining pointing out how hard it is for them, nowadays. There are probably more introverted authors than extroverts. After all, it’s darned near a cliché – the … Continue reading
by Tiffany Lawson Inman Going through life, we are always in a state of suspense. Mmmmm…yummy, suspense! According to Oxford dictionary: a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Life … Continue reading
By Shannon Donnelly Everyone knows there’s a story arc—story goes up in tension, reaches a peak, and falls down. And there are character arcs, too, since story is character and character is story. But what about your scene arcs? That’s … Continue reading
Live to Ride – Write to Live By Laura Drake Most of you know me on some level – I am not an ‘old soul.’ Seriously. My method is to make every mistake possible until I finally bumble across the … Continue reading
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy If you Google “book doctor” you’ll get pages of folks willing to analyze your book and tell you what’s wrong with it. While this might be a helpful option for some, not everyone can afford to … Continue reading
by Erin Brown You’ve slaved for months, years—perhaps decades–to finish your manuscript. You’ve tackled all-nighters, tear-your-hair-out rewrites, grueling self-imposed deadlines. You’ve grappled with creative juices that either flowed until you were drunk with brilliant narrative or dried up to leave … Continue reading
Before we get to the awesome Shannon Donnelly, I wanted to be sure you all saw the winner of Tiffany Lawson Inman’s critique: Angela Quarles! By Shannon Donnelly I just finished reading a story that had a major problem—no sparkage … Continue reading
Just a quick reminder: Laura is teaching a class at Margie Lawson’s Writers Academy for the month of September – Submissions that Sell! If you need help on your submission, check it out! Now, here’s Lori! By Lori Nelson Spielman … Continue reading