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Repost: #ChillWithABookAward Winning author, Charlene Newcomb talks all things bookish with #ETLBW @charnewcomb @ChillWithABook

Congratulations, Char!  Here is a lovely interview with our Pen in Hand writer, Charlene Newcomb.   …I am delighted to welcome author Charlene Newcomb to the blog this afternoon … Huge congratulations on winning your Chill Award! You must be … Continue reading

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Attend a Writer’s Conference? A Risk Worth Taking! (Part 2)

By Catherine Hedge What a delight!  I have just returned from a regional writer’s conference, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Kansas.  I spent the day learning from wonderful, creative speakers:  Sharon M. Draper, Jennifer Mattson, Karen … Continue reading

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The 5 W’s, the H, and the 5 Senses in Novel Writing

by Raji Singh      High school and college journalism teaches,”Get those who, what, where, when, why, and hows in pretty near the beginning of your story.” It is sound, basic crafting. A big mistake beginning novel writers make is not … Continue reading

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Get That Novel Going!

By Catherine Hedge I’m starting a new novel.  I have a whole 11 pages done so far.  (Yippee!)  But when I start worrying or doubting my abilities, I reach for my favorite tonic, a little bit of Mr. B.  (Leonard … Continue reading

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” I Commiserate.” The Trauma of Trilogies

By Donna Gillespie and Beth S.  While working on the third book of my Light Bearer series, I wrote this post, The Trauma of Trilogies.  Thank you, Beth S.  for a great dialogue on the process and for your permission … Continue reading

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52 WEEKS + 52 CONSISTENT BLOG POSTINGS = GRAND INROADS INTO STORY AND CHARACTERS.

by Raji Singh      An imperative for writing fiction is to write consistently.  Do so, even if you have work or other time constraints.  Find an an hour, two, or three daily, five or six days a week.  Above all … Continue reading

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Even The Greats Wrote Some Trash: by Leonard Bishop

When I was young, I believed that if you had real writing talent, the words just poured out of your pen like honey.  No need to stop or ponder, unless it was to find an even more beautiful phrase.  A … Continue reading

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Crossing Deep River: Finishing a Novel

By Catherine Hedge One of the most wonderful things about starting a novel is that eventually you get to the place where you are finishing it!  I am just pages away from finishing my third manuscript, Crossing Deep River.  It … Continue reading

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Attending a Writing Conference? A Risk Worth Taking!

By Catherine Hedge When I was getting reading for my first writing conference in Salina, Kansas, many years ago, I was terribly nervous.  I figured there would be critics lurking about with long noses and red pens in hand.  They’d … Continue reading

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YOUR ‘VOICE’ IN WRITING

By Raji Singh (editor, archivist, archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing)   Psychologists will tell you “ignore those eerie, Halloween-ish voices that try to creep through your ears and into your brain.”  A writing instructor will tell you “listen for the written … Continue reading

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