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Scene Arcs

By Shannon Donnelly

Everyone knows there’s a story arc—story goes up in tension, reaches a peak, and falls down. And there are character arcs, too, since story is character and character is story. But what about your scene arcs? That’s right—every scene needs an arc.… Read the post

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Kiss Your “As” Goodbye!

Margie Lawson

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Laura Drake for inviting me to be her guest today!

The title should read: Kiss Some of Your “As”s Goodbye. But including the words, some of, diluted the power. No way I’d opt to dilute power.… Read the post

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6 Key Writing Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses: The Key of Knowledge

By D. A. WATT
This is the second installment of a three part series. The first post focused on attitude.
 

"Prior and proper preparation makes for peak performance. Like creating a novel that takes readers somewhere, amazing."

There are only three places to go: somewhere, nowhere or somewhere else.… Read the post

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Tips on Pitching Your Book

REMINDER:
Kristen Lamb is guest blogging on Writers In The Storm this Friday! Kristen is the author of best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer . Both books are recommended by the hottest agents and biggest authors in th biz. … Read the post

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Make Your Writer's Bookshelf Work For You

by Jenny Hansen

What do you do when you need help with your writing?

I don’t mean when you can’t find the right word or phrase…my critique partner, Sharla Rae, did an excellent job of solving that issue in her "Writing Antifreeze" post a few weeks back.… Read the post

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