Writing Quick Tip #5 – Demystifying Showing vs. Telling

A few times per week, I offer unsolicited writing advice to anyone who will listen. Sometimes, I even follow it myself. No matter where you are in your writing journey, chances are you've now heard of the cardinal offense that distinguishes newbie writers from the pros.  The ten commandments of writing clearly state, "Thou Shalt …

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The Unexpected Antidote for Finding Your Voice

I came across a tweet the other day that got me thinking.  It read, "Do you believe that creative writing can be taught?" People offered opposing views: some were determined that the ability to write is something you're gifted with, and some argued that absolutely writing can be taught, and they were living proof of …

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Writing Quick Tip #2 – For the Love of Villains

A few times per week, I offer unsolicited writing advice to anyone who will listen. Sometimes, I even follow it myself. If you ask me, 'Who is your favorite character in your novel, The Broken Haven?' you might be surprised to learn the answer. It's not my good-natured, modern day Alice-in-Wonderland, Eleanor, and it's not my dashing …

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