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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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