Tag Archives: reading

10 Ways I’d Love My Books To Be Like Flat Stanley

If you’re a North American parent with a child in 3rd grade or beyond, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ve heard of Flat Stanley. Just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick summary: The Flat Stanley Project In 1994, Dale … Continue reading

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What is Your Favorite Part of Writing a Story?

by Linda O. Johnston  If you’re a writer, what’s your favorite part of writing a story–and how do you make an element your favorite? How about character? I always like to focus when I’m starting a new book on determining … Continue reading

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Reading as a Reader

Shannon Donnelly is back this month with a topic that I have spoken with other authors about, but never seen in a blog before. I can’t wait to read the comments, to see what you all think!  Here’s Shannon: Something … Continue reading

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10 Things I Know About How Writers Read

By Jenny Hansen From our earliest moments, most writers are avid readers. We devour books – for story, for Craft, for new worlds and new ideas. We have To Be Read piles (TBR for short) that are taller than small … Continue reading

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Care About Your Characters Or Your Readers Won’t

WITS is happy to welcome back James Preston, author of the award-winning Surf City Mysteries series. James’ wife, Nancy, encouraged Fae Rowen to write her first book.  James encouraged Fae to go to the San Diego Writers Conference to learn how to … Continue reading

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