Once Upon a Time….

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    Lest we not forget, in the heat of the moment, Our logical minds and common sense, Lest we not embrace, in those times of Uncertainty, our unfounded fears and Imagine demons, Lest we not believe, in those moments of Vulnerability, that our passion and energy are Wasted, Lest we not neglect, in the …

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        I found “Your Novel Blueprint” on Writer’s Digest,  it is a book by Karen Wiesner. It  is a very useful and very complete guide from start to finish.  I am posting the first couple of pages and then a link to her article (10 pages) and also her book  can also …

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    I think, “reading is such a game changer. With every book I read, I feel changed somewhat, meaning, I have been added to or subtracted from some thought or notion. Beyond that notion, I have learned something important.  I am never filled up—nor am I ever emptied.”  The following are a few great …

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Use ‘was’ only twice per page. This includes ‘were’ and ‘is’. Limit adverbs. Search for ‘ly’ endings and get rid of as many as possible. Watch out for bouncing eyes–He dropped his eyes to the floor. His eyes roved the room Use gerunds sparingly. Search for -ing endings and eliminate as many as possible. Eliminate …

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            This review of this novel is definitely worth reblogging. The writing is superb, the mystery is  compelling and very scary. The Girl in Black” by Kathy Lauren Miller, is a hauntingly taut murder mystery as well as an awesome page-turner! The mystery begins with high school senior, Kate Mckenna who …

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