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I’m about to let my inner nerd loose… I LOVE STAR WARS! I still remember the first time I saw Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. I was in the fifth grade and my older sister suggested we go see this new movie called Star Wars that was supposed to be really good. So we drove to the closest theater, which was an hour away. We...

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“33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters” is a must, in my opinion. Let me tell you: This is a list every author needs to print out and keep close when they write.  Covet it. Laminate it. Frame it. Knit it a cozy. I don’t care, just keep it forever. It’s a great resource while you’re developing your characters. When I’ve helped an author or two...

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Recently I was attempting to explain to an author that not all editors actually want authors to remove every bit of descriptive narrative. Nope, some of us actually want authors to find that happy medium between bare bones and fluffy fluff. So color me ecstatic when I stumbled upon this wonderful article, “Creating Lean But Descriptive Prose,” by Connie J. Jasperson at Life in the...

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Have you ever read a book that had strong characters, a great plot, and unexpected twists and turns, but you still felt ambivalent about it? You know, that resounding meh when you read the last page and closed the back cover? It’s quite possible that the author failed to fuse an emotional connection with you through his or her writing.   Now before anyone gets upset,...

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Review: Brittainy C. Cherry Reviews

Hey, all! You may have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of book reviews instead of writing articles lately. The main reason is that because I’m been so busy with edits and I’ve been reading some fabulous authors lately. Author Brittainy C. Cherry is my latest obsession. I just devoured her newest release The Air He Breathes (Elements #1). I was intrigued by her book, as you...

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On November 22, 2015, Poughkeepsie Begins, the final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series, will be released. I have been alternately anticipating and dreading this release, knowing that while I will surely love the book, I do not want this wild ride to end. I was fortunate enought to receive an advance review copy of the book and also to spend a few moments with Debra to ask her...

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