Tag Archives: craft

Writing Suspense

The great thing about attending a conference is being able to sit and listen to different lectures about all sorts of different topics.  Even better, I get to use my notes to share what I learned with you, my dear … Continue reading

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Descriptive Prose

This last weekend I attended a writer’s conference and listened to all sorts of excellent classes talking about the craft.  One of the classes that influenced me and my writing the most was a class on descriptive prose presented by the … Continue reading

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Discussion: The Tragic Ending

When we use the term tragic ending many stories come to mind, Romeo and Juliet, Phantom of the Opera, Ghost, Titanic, Moulin Rouge, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, just to name a few.  In these stories one or … Continue reading

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Writing with your nose

Smell.  It’s everywhere we go.  It keeps us safe, helps us remember, it finds the goodies in the kitchen.  Yet, how often do we use this sense in writing? For the most part, thinking of a story as a series … Continue reading

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Using Scene Cards in Revision

I’m taking a look at my NaNoWriMo 2011 novel Pendant of Nefertiti and seeing if there is anything I can salvage into a marketable product.  Instead, I am finding hoards of poorly developed ideas and missing scenes.  When preparing to … Continue reading

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Interview with T. J. Banks

Today our interview is with author and blogger T. J. Banks.  Her blog, Sketch People, features personal stories of the fascinating people she has encountered.  Read the interview to learn about her books! First of all, tell us a little … Continue reading

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ANWA 2011 Class Review – Part 1

There were six sessions of classes during the Saturday classes, each block with two or three choices to attend.  I chose the classes that would help me the most with completing my novel and being ready to enter the world … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #47 – Ansel Adams

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” “Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been … Continue reading

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Interview: Nazia Mallick

Today we travel across the globe to interview Nazia Mallick in New Delhi, India.  Nazia writes professionally for Ode magazine and her blog Tempest Lashed Horizon features her poetry and other works.  When you finish here, go check it out. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing the Right Way

Today’s guest post comes from one of my new friends over at the Linked In Writer’s Cafe,  Thorunn Bjornsdottir Bacon.  Check out her blog at Raven Creative Writing where she shares samples of her writing, advice for writers, and information … Continue reading

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