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The Three R’s for Writers

READING, ‘RITING, and REVIEWING   “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”     –Stephen King READING Read widely and often. Don’t limit your reading to your favorite genre. … Continue reading

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Editors do more than correct grammar

The other night I watched the 1947 movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison (See the trailer or watch the entire movie online free). Mrs. Muir, a young widow in unexpectedly dire financial straits, consents … Continue reading

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Just the Facts, Ma’m

Fact checking isn’t just for politics or non-fiction writing. As an author, you make a promise to your reader and enter into an unwritten contract. The terms are never explicit, the details are shrouded and vary from book to book, … Continue reading

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Flashbacks: better in fiction than in life

Do you know the three conditions necessary for an effective flashback? Continue reading

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Dialogue does not play alone

One of my favorite nursery rhymes is this lovely poem: One misty, moisty morning, When cloudy was the weather, I chanced to meet an old man clothed all in leather. He began to compliment, and I began to grin, How … Continue reading

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