Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dialogue versus Talking Heads – Part 2

by Karen McCullough For Part 1, click HERE: Here are five questions to ask yourself when you’re editing your own dialogue: 1. Is it boring? What’s boring? How about this: “Hi, Helen,” Joe said. “How are you doing today?” “I’m just

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A Novel Writers Workshop Member a Finalist in the Clive Cussler Contest!

by Ken Barnett Back in March, on a pure whim, I entered my self-published novel, Skeletons of Weavers Needle in the Clive Cussler Collectors Society Adventure Writers Competition for 2016. With the contest not closing until the end of June

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Dialogue versus Talking Heads – Part 1

by Karen McCullough How your characters communicate can make or break a story. Even if the plot is strong enough to carry it, good dialogue can increase your reader’s enjoyment of a story, while bad dialogue can bounce her out of

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Memoir Seminar

Want to write your story? Attend Debby Johnson’s  2 hour seminar for tips on discovering your own unique story. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! September 17th  6pm – 8pm March Field

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Poor Lady . . .

In my Spam folder this morning, I found a desperate plea from a Mrs. Julian in the UK, who’s dying and wants to share her vast wealth with me. You see, as she explained, she has no children, and she

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Practice, Practice, Practice

by Maris Soule I’ve been watching the Olympics, and I realized there are a lot of similarities between a successful athlete and a successful writer. Athletes who want to compete at the highest level practice. Most do this daily or

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