Once Upon a Time….

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              https://scvincent.com/writephoto-photo-prompt/thesign A Witch’s Sign Ye are welcome here, All Ye Witches, Wizards, and Sorcerers, Yet, leave ye magical spells at our door, Here we serve only frogs, spiders, and toads, On our table of incantations and spooks. Once ye pass our door, beware, For ye might be mistaken …

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“Entertaining humans for cheese is a bit daft really, but cheese is cheese!” Wise words from Sam: a smart, talented, handsome, and very entertaining Collie, who, in my opinion, is the spitting image of Lassie. Author, Sally Cronin writes through the eyes of her beloved Collie, Sam. It is a poignant, funny, and oh so …

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THE IMITATION GAME: Learning How to Be a Copycat! In Writer’s Digest magazine this month, I was stopped in my tracks, when I saw this article by Karen Krumpak. I thought…What? But then reading on, I realized that this is what artists do all the time. The apprentice artists are required to copy their “Master’s …

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THE WITCH OF HIS DREAMS She comes to him at Midnight, The Witch of his Dreams, Her eyes a forest green, Her hair, dark and long, Her voice, a sweet magic, Calling out his name, He could not help but watch her, Dance among the flowers, Beneath a waxing moon, She whirls and cast her …

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          As writers and authors, we know or should know, the importance of creating a book cover that shines. The cover should also represent as much as possible what the novel is all about. On October 20th, 2018, I will be interviewing Judy Rumsey Bullard, a very talented Book Cover Designer, …

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      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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                Here are 11 secrets to keep in mind as you breathe life into your characters through description that Rebecca finds to be very important in writing descriptively. Description that relies solely on physical attributes too often turns into what Janet Burroway calls the “all-points bulletin.” When we …

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