Tag: writing craft

3 Necessities to be a successful writer

What does it take to be a writer? Is all you need to be a writer pen and paper or a typewriter or an iPad or laptop/computer with a word processor? Maybe all it takes is the latest… Read More

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What my high school reunion taught me about writing BACKSTORY

Sitting at a table at my high school reunion recently, this thought struck me: “This is how backstory should work.” Huh, you say. Let me explain. I’ve know most of the people at my high school reunion more… Read More

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Adding DRAMA to your novel

As writers we need to have emotion and drama to our pages to engage our readers. Or as Donald Maass stresses in his Writing the Breakout Novel and BONI Intensive Seminars… Tension on every page. Check out this… Read More

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Fifty point CHAPTER BREAKS

We LOVE to play Scrabble at our house. Play it all the time.  My husband and writing partner is the current fifty point word champion.  That’s him with the scorepad and board to prove it! We’ve played on-line at the official Scrabble website…. Read More

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