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Editing Tip #32

Writing A Page Turner: Pt 3 Are Your Readers Engaged with Dynamic Main Characters? Nothing is more disappointing than reading an amazing book blurb, getting excited about meeting the characters and being swept away by the plot only to face… Read More ›

Put Your Dukes Up!

Writerly Rant #25 Shillelagh Law by Mikael Carlson, Author. ~ Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, and being in Manhattan for the day, it was prime time for people-watching as they returned from the parade down 5th Avenue. I noticed everyone… Read More ›

Review: Plain Kate

Plain Kate                              Author: Erin Bow Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars Highly Recommended Genre: Middle Grade/Fantasy Very few writers have the ability to reach deep into my soul without my knowing and surprise me by bringing my… Read More ›

Editing Tip #5

Don’t Bully the Bad Guys The more well-rounded you make your antagonist, the more believable he or she will be. We all love to hate the bad guys but don’t forget that even Darth Vader was a cute kid before… Read More ›