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  • I don't have an MFA. My bachelor's degree is in journalism and my master's degree is i...it comes to fiction writing, I think the school of life is as important as any mode of formal education. That sai...
  • I think it takes time to "recognize" your voice. I wrote a weekly column for five years (slice...in the "voice" I thought novels should be written. Third person POV, following all the "rul...
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    Hi fellow bloggers-- I wanted to tell you about my webinar coming up on October 1 called “Becoming a Writing Coach/Consultant” It is for all you accomplished writers w...
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    Two Book Giveaway and Interview with Romance Author Charissa Stastny Book Giveaway Feb 19 - 26: A Romance, Package Deal from the Ruled Our Romances series. In t...
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    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” by W. Somerset Maugham
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    The Challenge of Writing A Mystery VS Historical Romance: Each genre has different rules and challenges. The plot has to be carefully thought out before writing a stor...

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  • Hi! I am a writer and copyeditor. It's not quite as fun as a book editor, I suppose (never having been the latter), and getting more and more frustrating. My questions...
  • I loved the chat and while I agree it got a bit frenetic, it was still worthwhile. I like your...suggestions about the scribe and more specificity, though. I'd also suggest a list of "rul...
  • Oi! I dislike rules. Some of them are just asking to be broken! What if the dream does a great job of introducing the character? What if the dream is used as the hook?...