Tag Archives: fiction

Do You Have Similar Stories You Like To Share?

I am reading the book called ‘My Dear, I wanted to tell you’ by Louisa Young. The book was first published in 2011, and I am reading the paperback edition (Harper 2012). Early on in the book, the events and … Continue reading

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I So Want To Belong

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Anne Frank Yes we all live to be happy, well most of us do. I know there was a time when I was … Continue reading

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Forget All The Rules

If you are in any way following my blog or have stumbled upon my latest post you are aware of the fact that I recently decided instead of wasting my time and going back to teaching full time, I would … Continue reading

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That Special Voice

In creative writing, perhaps the most difficult part is writing dialogue. As a writer not only do you have to create different and outstanding characters but also create a way they talk that should distinguish them in your story. In … Continue reading

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Will A Query Alone Sell Your Book?

One of the synonyms of query listed in the thesaurus is inquiry. The first thing agents and editors ask when you submit your manuscript is a query letter. A query may include an appealing but concise summary of the novel’s … Continue reading

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Hang On To Their Words

We humans are social animals by nature. We need to communicate, to talk, to socialize. We need to ask questions about things that interest us in the same way we seek assurance and approval for the things we do. And … Continue reading

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Think Of A Synopsis As A First Date

Synopsis! This single word strikes fear in my heart. There’s something about an editor saying “Submit a synopsis and a sample chapter, or the first fifty pages” that turns my blood cold. I know that my fear is unnecessary. I … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments For Writers

We are all familiar with the phrase ‘writing is an art as well as a craft’. And that writing requires not only emotional involvement on your part as a writer, but a deep commitment about matters, about things that concern … Continue reading

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I Had A Book There

Do you torture yourself for not starting your book? You know you have it in you, but for one reason or another you can’t start. Either the process scares you, or you’re not sure about the end result. You wonder … Continue reading

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The Only Thing I Don’t Worry About Is Spelling

From the moment I post an article on my blog until I post the next one I am constantly thinking and worrying. I fret about the content, about my paragraphs and sentences, about the words I have used, about structure, … Continue reading

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