Monthly Archives: August 2011

Schedule Changes and August Reads

      So, I’ve come to the conclusion there are way too many awesome bloggers out there… I can’t keep up with you all! This Campaign is seriously full of great writers and bloggers and I find myself working less and … Continue reading

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Writing: Lessons From Children

            There are so many books and blogs out there on the structure of writing, the use of plot and plot devices, characterization, and plotting or pantsing. So many, in fact, it would be impossible to list them on … Continue reading

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NEW! The Sunday #writecampaign Post

      For some reason, the last few days have been crazy busy. And yet nothing has happened this weekend… Well, here in southern Indiana anyway. Plenty of my fellow writers are on the east coast with Irene right now and I … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up: Week 10

      Welcome back for another Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up where I fill your cup with a list of blogs to quench that thirst for writerly knowledge! The blogs are useful, informative, or entertaining. Critical Plot Elements – BEGINNINGS #1 – … Continue reading

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A New Blog Design, a Book, and Writer’s Block

             I entered a contest on Friday that featured the chance to win a new blog design. I won third place and will soon be the proud recipient of a new blog design! Yay! You have no idea how … Continue reading

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Writing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 2)

      This is a continuance of a post I did last week. It turned out to be too big for just one, so here we are again. Active Voice vs Passive Voice       This is one of the hardest concepts … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Platform-Building Campaign

For those of you that don’t know, Rachael Harrie, on her blog Rach Writes, has created a campaign for fellow bloggers and writers to build their platforms. If you haven’t checked it out, I highly recomend it! Click HERE to … Continue reading

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Plotting: The Three Act Structure

What I’ve learned from Plot and Structure by James Scott BellFor those of you who haven’t read the book, I’m going to break a part of it down for you. I still suggest you buy the book as soon as you’re done … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up: Week 9

      Welcome back for another Thirsty Thursday Blog Round-Up where I fill your cup with a list of blogs to quench that thirst for writerly knowledge! The blogs are useful, informative, or entertaining. For those of you that don’t know, … Continue reading

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Writing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

            In the months since I started a blog and began my journey in writing a book, I have found countless blogs and sites all about what to do and what not to do in writing. It can be … Continue reading

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