Category Archives: Genre elements

How to Build a Coming of Age Arc

Some of the most famous books ever written have been about finding oneself while on the journey to adulthood. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Giver by Lois Lowry A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Lord … Continue reading

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It’s not about the couch

Last year, I attended a local writers group. The speaker, published author Kimberly Frost, spoke on “Description and Dialogue”. Kimberly is a funny, witty writer who speaks faster than humanly possible. But she left us with a lot of great … Continue reading

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