April 19th, 2019

Five Tips for Writing Tears that Carry Power

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Craft

By Margie Lawson

I’ve read the same wording about tears in too many books. 

Tears stream and streak, glint and glisten, flee and flow, prickle and trickle. 

They slip, slide, run, roll, seemingly unstoppable.

Tears blur vision, soak hair, get wiped, get blinked.  But some tears are unshed, unspent, unspilled, or unspecified.… Read the post

April 15th, 2019

Write Up A Storm Today!

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Craft | Inspiration | Other Obsessions

It’s here. The fourth anniversary of Write Up a Storm.

We’re writing up a storm from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. EDT. If you missed the tips, you can read them here on our Facebook page.

Seventeen hours of opportunities to connect with others, meet goals, and get your words “on paper.”

We’ll be writing from the top of every hour for fifty minutes.Read the post

April 10th, 2019

First Pages and Character Emotion

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Becca Puglisi | Craft

by Becca Puglisi

As I’m sure you’ve heard roughly a gajillion times, your story’s first pages are very important. Editors and agents typically request just a portion of your story’s opening, and potential buyers read only a sampling when they’re looking for books to buy.… Read the post


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