A Writer’s Words: Flying In (Introducing Birdy Diamond)

Share Tweet +1 Pin Share Share Reddit StumbleAuthor: Birdy Diamond Today-as-I-write-this, I’m not sure that I can do this. Oh, I can write the words. At the risk of sounding astoundingly arrogant, words are becoming something I flip with ease. No, what’s hard is coming to you now, with my heart bleeding, showing myself you […]

Novel Ideas #2: “Find Your Quiet Place”

Share6 Tweet +12 Pin Share Share Reddit Stumble[20 quick steps to writing success] “Will you kids PLEASE keep it down? I’m trying to write here!” How many times have you said this, or something like it? You know you need QUIET time when it’s time to write. But LIFE goes on all around you. What can […]

Novel Ideas: #14 “Dogs Must Live!”

Share18 Tweet +11 Pin Share Share Reddit StumbleYou may think you have a perfectly rational reason for killing a dog in your novel. Maybe he’s a very large, rabid dog. Death would be a blessing. Or maybe he’s a devoted guard dog, destined to give his life in loyal service to his human family. So, […]

Novel Ideas: #1 “Start Writing”

Share52 Tweet +11 Pin3 Share Share Reddit StumbleThose first words are critical, aren’t they? (Hell, I tried and tossed a dozen different sentences to start this post!} The writing is easy enough. Describe a character. Outline the plot. Picture a setting with vivid details. Blow up a building. Simple, huh? There’s a difference, though, between […]

Consider these three ways to Kill Your Readers

Share5 Tweet +13 Pin Share1 Share Reddit StumbleThis is a guest post by author/editor Katharine Trauger You probably would prefer NOT to kill your readers. But you might be a reader murderer without realizing it. Here’s your personal “cheat sheet” for avoiding three hidden ways you might be killing your readers. Living readers love a well-written […]

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