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Memoir: The Poet In Spite of Herself

Originally posted on No Wasted Ink:
I stood before the audience, my notebook open as I prepared to read an excerpt from my novel The Curate’s Brother. It is a historical romance based off of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. It was one of many readings that I would do to promote my new book that…

Why Are There Always So Many Other Things to Do?*

Find out how to stop killing your voice

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
And let readers know your works by your voice. As soon as I opened my mouth, friends knew it was me, even before caller ID.  All I had to say was hey. Although I’m not particularly fond of teasing about my accent, I do want anyone who reads my book to…

When to Show and When to Tell

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kyle Massa ? Show, don’t tell. If you’ve ever taken a writing course of any kind, you’ve probably heard that phrase. If you haven’t, the meaning is pretty simple: don’t come out and tell your readers everything they need to know. Instead, show them examples and…

How to make readers love and hate your villain

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Make him one of the beautiful people. Writing a villain and/or an antagonist is not as easy for me as the good guys. A few days ago I wrote a post about the difference and similarities between the antagonist and a villain.  And think whether you choose to blend the bad guy…

Wednesday Boost

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Wednesday Writing Simple Wisdom

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Is Being An SEO Copywriter The Right Job For You? – by Derek Haines…

Is Being An SEO Copywriter The Right Job For You? – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: But first, what is a copywriter? Copy is a word to describe text that writers produce to promote a product or service. In business, writers write copy for brochures, sales letters, business mailings, catalogues and magazine or newspaper advertising. The purpose of copy…

Is the bad guy evil or just irritating?

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
So, what is the difference between an evil person and an aggravating person? A villain is evil but not always the antagonist. An antagonist is not always evil and therefore not always the villain. Confused yet? Well, hang in there. In an article by Annika Griffith, she explains the difference. Just…

Hump Day Mistakes

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