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Question of the Week

For this week’s question, the answer is a bit complicated. I’m breaking it up into three different parts of the one answer. Q: How do I create a good leading hero? A: There are three general steps to creating any … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

This week’s question is pretty basic advice for writers who find their books being rather…skeletal: Q: I feel like I am bunching everything together in my book and it is moving along too quickly. What should I do? A: [This is another … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

Hello, schminions! This week we are doing something a little new. I’ve been asked lots of questions about writing and there are even more questions that no one has asked, but definitely deserve an answer. I wanted to help any … Continue reading

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A Study in Writing: Jack and the Cuckoo Heart

This week I wanted to discuss storytelling. Though this is in relation to a specific movie, this blog post is not a movie review. I merely seek to point out what I think went wrong with the movie’s narrative, character … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Epidemic

There seems to be a common disease that is becoming more and more prevalent. It’s been floating around in the movie industry for years now, but it seems to be spreading rather rapidly to the authors of this world. Before … Continue reading

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Say What?!

As a child, reading was a safe haven where every book was like traipsing through Beatrix Potter’s world. Innocent, carefree, it was a world of hope and freedom, where every danger was easily escapable. When reading classics, my parents chose … Continue reading

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Bats in the Band

Brian Lies happens to be one of my favorite authors and illustrators. He is funny, creative, and his books always have a sense of whimsy that any good children’s book should have. His most recent installment of his Bats series is Bats in … Continue reading

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Read

Let’s face it, this is an obvious suggestion. I will ALWAYS recommend you read. However, when was the last time you sat down and just read – with no interruptions, no worries, no nada? For me, I find that my … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Inspiration Without Perspiration

It’s so hard being a writer without your tools isn’t it? With all my work on my trilogy series on a broken laptop that has yet to be fixed, I feel this agony. Here’s my post on what to do … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Planned

When reading the Harry Potter series, there are many twists and turns. In fact, there are so many plot twists that I have a hard time imagining an author writing this many unique surprises without planning. Today, I am here … Continue reading

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