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What Makes a Reader and Character Connect

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? How does a reader connect with a character? This is a well-debated question, and one that many authors have asked themselves. It can mean the difference between a novel’s life and death. “Which…

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You Matter

This is truth. You may not need to hear it today but save it–you will need to hear this truth many times in your life. Matt Hollingsworth is a wise “old” soul.

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What I’ve Learned: MFA in a Nutshell, Part 2

Originally posted on The Magic Mirror:
Hi all, Sorry for the delay.  Figuring out post-MFA grownup life is time-consuming business! That, and completing the revisions, of course 😉 But now, let’s continue the (quite ambitious) list of all the things…

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Monday Advice from Agents and Editors: Match Dialogue to Character

When asked by a blog commenter to name the major shortcomings he sees in manuscripts, developmental editor Alan Rinzler called out–           “dialogue that all sounds like the same person.” Editor/author/writing guru James Scott Bell seconds that opinion, emphatically. He … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Agents and Editors: Fine-Tune Your Lens for Social Media Success

I follow a few author blogs about the craft of writing; even guest posts on these blogs concentrate on craft. Other authors I know have created a following by blogging and tweeting about marketing, the business side of writing, or … Continue reading

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