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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: You Wrote A Book, Now What?

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: You Wrote A Book, Now What?

So you wrote a book… If you’re like most writers, when you finish a book, you want to get published. This is when the nail-biting starts. However, there are steps you need to take to ensure you present your story in its best possible light. As a seven time published author, I’m going to share…

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Writing Hijinks: How to Utilize Foreshadowing

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Writing Hijinks: How to Utilize Foreshadowing

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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How to Change Your Book Cover by EC Jarvis

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How to Change Your Book Cover by EC Jarvis

It happens. You want a new design, or you gain better skills, or perhaps you put out a new edition with a new book cover. You want to show off that cover, but you don’t know how to get it changed. Today’s Wednesday Writers Wisdom shares the inside scoop on exactly how to do that…

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What is the Role of THAT Character?

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What is the Role of THAT Character?

What’s a story without a good villain? Or a snappy side kick? While the MC may be the heart and soul of your story, other characters play important roles, too. Do you know what roles are typically needed? Let’s explore some of the more active ones today. Primary Character: These are your main characters, meaning…

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5 Tools of the Ghostwriter’s Magic

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5 Tools of the Ghostwriter’s Magic

Once people understand what a ghostwriter does, they always want to know how that works. Just how do I pull a story out of someone else???s head and turn it into a book? They think I???m performing magic, but here???s your peek behind the curtain. You might be surprised at how easy it can be….

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani

We’ve all heard these expressions. Show don’t tell. Give meaningful description but don’t make ??a laundry list. The example below takes on showing character description without creating a laundry list. Laundry List Example: Matt started magic school two weeks ago, and he watched the girl who sat at his lunch table. She was skinny and…

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How to Use Setting

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How to Use Setting

Setting is crucial to our stories. We don???t want our action happening on the blank white page, it needs to be grounded in your story world. Yet setting is often overlooked. So what can we do to make sure we???re incorporating our setting enough? Let???s take a look. Use the 5 senses. Access the senses,…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: How I Acquired My B&N Book Signing by Beth Hammond

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: How I Acquired My B&N Book Signing by Beth Hammond

I am honored to have a guest post from our April Author of the Month, Beth Hammond. She recently had a book signing in Barnes & Noble, and I asked her to write about her experience for you. Beth Hammond is an author/illustrator who writes anything from YA fantasy to??children???s picture books. She is a…

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How to Make a Scene List

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How to Make a Scene List

I???m sure you???ve all heard of scene lists. Famous authors such as J.K. Rowling have shared their scene lists with the world. And scene lists are a game changer in your writing, helping you craft a strong story. Even if you are a die-hard pantser, you can still gain a lot from making a scene…

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Constructing Action by Ell Meadow

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Wednesday Writers Wisdom: Constructing Action by Ell Meadow

Writing an action scene isn’t as easy as picturing a scene from your favourite action movie and writing something similar. In fact, this is probably the worst way to write an action scene. Your favourite action movie scene has two, no three major problems. The first is that film is a visual medium, and relies…

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