Writing Hijinks: How to Utilize Foreshadowing

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Writing Hijinks: How to Utilize Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing is a powerful tool but one a lot of people struggle with. Foreshadowing is a warning or indication of a future event. It gets the reader ready for the big events that occur later in your story. This doesn’t mean we come right out and tell our readers what’s coming next, just that we
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Writing Hijinks- Cliches to Avoid Part Two
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So last week we covered some clichés that are a little too common these days, and today we’ll finish off the list (not that this is a definitive list, but rather a good start). But before we go on, I want to restate that knowing these clichés doesn’t just help you to avoid using them,
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Writing Hijinks-Characterization Using Myer Briggs Types
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Characters bring our stories to life. The best plot will fall flat on its face if it’s peopled by weak characters. So how do we write well-rounded and fully dimensional characters? Let’s start with what characters need. First and foremost all characters, even minor characters, need a goal. Even if it’s just to be left
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Starting Poetry
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Poetry is dear to my heart, as I’ve said before, but it can seem daunting and unapproachable. You may be unsure of how to write poetry, of how to even begin. But poetry can be such a great way to express yourself and very therapeutic to write. So let’s look at how we can begin.
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Poetry Writing: The Art of the Haiku
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Welcome, lovely Our Write Siders, to our series on poetry. Poetry is a wonderful style of writing that’s concentrated and evocative. It conveys a lot in few words and often says things in a way prose cannot. There are many forms of poetry and we are here to break them down into bite size chunks
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On Poetry: A Lesson on Imagery
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So poetry is a subject near and dear to me. I studied under Diane Wakoski at university and learned so much from my time there. Today I wanted to talk a little about what I view as the heart of poetry, imagery. I know there are forms like narrative poetry and slam poetry, which are
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The Querying Process
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You’ve written your novel and now it’s time to query. The query is very important and something you’ll need to spend time on to perfect. We’ve talked about how to write our query and dos and don’ts, so let’s talk about the process of querying. Do your research and personalize each query. Don’t send one
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Breaking Down the Synopsis
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Congratulations, you’ve finished your novel. That’s quite a feat in itself. Now you’ve revised and edited it and are ready to query. But that means you need to have a synopsis ready to go, and these can be harder to write than your novel was. This is where you boil down your story plot to
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How to Research Agents before Querying
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So you’ve written a book. Now what? If the answer is you would like to get traditionally published, the next step is querying. But who do you query? Small publishers and presses accept unsolicited submissions, meaning you can send them a query on your own without an agent, but bigger ones often only work with
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