Month: June 2016

For authors, by authors, one word at a time

On Finding Inspiration for Writing by J.T. Styles

We absolutely love it when authors willingly share their voices??with us. Today’s advice comes from author J.T. Styles. She takes on finding inspiration for writing. J.T. Styles was born in Ontario, Canada, to creative Canadian parents, and began writing in first grade after she enthusiastically told the teacher, “I want to make books when I…
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June 29, 2016 4

Research!

Much like the human appendix, everyone has an opinion; the difference between an appendix and an opinion is that the appendix may actually serve a function. I recently had a former student- with whom I am now friends- call me with a problem. It seems as though he had engaged another friend in a debate,…
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June 29, 2016 1

Strong Female Character Cliches to Avoid

It seems like everybody these days is trying to write ???strong??? female characters. In and of itself, this is a great thing. Women are strong and should be perceived that way, but now writing a strong female character has become its own stereotype. So how do we write truly strong female characters, the ones we…
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June 28, 2016 18