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Learn How to Structure Your Scenes—in 5 Minutes! by K.M. Weiland (@KMWeiland)

Hello writers! I’m delighted to welcome K.M. Weiland to the blog today to teach us how to structure a scene quickly. On September 25, Weiland will be talking to our Write Now! Mastermind class about Scene Sequences: Building Your Book from … Continue reading

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Stop This Hamster Wheel; I Want to Get Off (Writing with Purpose, Peace and Presence) by Donna Gephart

Today, I’m delighted to welcome award-winning middle grade author Donna Gephart to the blog. Donna will be my guest at the May Write Now! Mastermind class on Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 PM. If you’re interested in attending and are … Continue reading

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“Say What?” Writing Words to Be Spoken, by Rick Horowitz

A few weeks ago, certified professional speaker and author Mandi Stanley spoke to the Write Now! Mastermind class on how we can use enhance our writing careers by speaking. Today, I’m delighted to welcome to the blog Emmy-winning commentator Rick … Continue reading

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Writers Read Children’s’ Books by Jonathan Fenske

Writers, can you remember falling in love with picture books? I do. I have distinct memories of wanting to crawl into the scenes of some of my first picture books and early readers. I thought Pippi Longstocking would make a … Continue reading

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Size Surprise!: Digital Publishing and Ereaders Make Story Size Meaningless by Elizabeth Cole

Today’s guest blog post by romance author Elizabeth Cole takes a look at how digital publishing may change the length of our books. Read on to learn what you need to know before you write that next novel! Size Surprise!: … Continue reading

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Five Writing Tips Inspired by Jane Austen by Jane Nardin

I’m delighted to welcome author and professor Jane Nardin to the blog who has brilliant advice for us from Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. Follow the directions below the tip to enter to win a copy of Jane Nardin’s … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: Prison Stories by Elaine Blanchard

I met Elaine Blanchard in 2006 at Washington National Cathedral’s College of Preachers. We’d both received fellowships to study writing. After long days of writing, workshops, and eating amazing food, we’d head out to walk the neighborhood and talk. Since … Continue reading

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Who Are You: Characters That Stand Out To Readers by Angela Ackerman

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Angela Ackerman to the blog. She’s an insightful writer and blogger who is the coauthor of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. In today’s tip, she talks about how you can create … Continue reading

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Writers Read: Noir by Evan Guilford-Blake

I met Evan Guilford-Blake this summer at the Mississippi Writer’s Guild conference . He’s an award-winning playwright, the author of a brand-new noir novel, Noir(ish), and a fascinating guy. He’s stopped by the blog today to write about what books … Continue reading

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Learning to Write Faster By Joyce Lavene

I was thrilled to meet Joyce Lavene on Twitter for two reasons. First, I had read some of the books she wrote with her husband, Jim, and I was a fan. Second, I was curious about their writing process since … Continue reading

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