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Archive for Writing Fiction

Edit Out Loud

Edit Out Loud

When I began my novel, I didn’t have a clue as to the depth and breadth of this thing [...]

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story with a captial S

story with a captial S

Over the course of my writing career I’ve struggled with what it is that makes a good story. Since [...]

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Who said that? POV and Head Hopping in fiction

Who said that? POV and Head Hopping in fiction

My friends who are just beginning this writing journey must be very confused about some of the things we [...]

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

When Marilla Cuthbert first meets Anne Shirley, she asks the 11-year-old orphan girl what her name is. “Will you [...]

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When the Story Just Isn’t There

When the Story Just Isn’t There

A writer sits down at her keyboard and stares at the blank screen. She prays. Her fingers hover over [...]

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When the writing stops – a RE-introduction

When the writing stops – a RE-introduction

When the writing stops . . . I didn’t plan to write a book.  Fifteen years ago – no [...]

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It’s all in the details…

It’s all in the details…

Are you a stickler for detail? Does incorrect information pull you out of a story? I know some readers [...]

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Going Indie

Going Indie

Friday Jenny talked about her writing path changing, going another direction. Today I’m going to talk about my publishing [...]

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The Road Ahead – Constantly Changing

The Road Ahead – Constantly Changing

When God gives us a talent for storytelling or writing, one of the most common comments we hear is [...]

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The research behind the writing

The research behind the writing

Have you ever read a story that is so immersive in the time, place, and setting, that you could [...]

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