K. D. Dowdall

Pen and Paper

      3 SECRETS TO GREAT STORYTELLING as presented on Writer’s Digest. I found this article by Steven James helpful in forming the structure of scenes.  (this is a re-blogging from 2014 but I thought it deserved a revival now, because it is simple, straightforward, and to the point.) As a novelist and writing …

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                  Jenna Sweet was taking a walk back in time. It was now mid-afternoon, sunny and warm. A slight breeze rustled through the trees. A dog barked in the distance. She walked along the side walk, not really aware of where she was headed. Jenna guessed it …

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How to Write Better Stories Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2018  https://www.writingforward.com/storytelling/how-to-write-better-stories Melissa writes with a wealth of knowledge about how to write better, stronger, and more interesting stories that will capture your reader. Each example gives the writer something to think about and perhaps, will improve each story you want to write or are …

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It happened in a small farming community in the northwestern part of Connecticut that also included a large forest preserve, a once glacial river, now a bubbling brook, a lake, and a spring-fed pond. The community’s roots began in 1680, as The Salmon Brook Settlement that was also home to Native Americans like the Tunix, …

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Originally posted on BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN:
Firstly I wish to thank Katie Sunley of Penguin Random House for inviting me to read the second book in this amazing series. BOOK DESCRIPTION The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose…

Originally posted on Liz Leighton Writing Adventures:
Who decides if a book is good? I’ll give you 3 guesses and the first two don’t count. I’m certain you don’t need 3 guesses. Just in case you’re exhausted, running a high fever and the walls are talking to you, or you just woke up from surgery and…

        At this time of year, I think of The Little Match Girl fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. “It was terribly cold. It had snowed that day and it was almost dark”, begins the story of The Little Match Girl who carried with her a little box of matches to sell, …

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絲絨之問 The Velvet Underground Taipei Story

台北地下絲絨殘酷搖滾啟示錄 Apocalypse of justice and music: Close to the fire close to the edge-- La version la plus rare de notre VU Live House Taipei

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