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Have you ever noticed how some authors tend to focus too much on writing certain fiction elements, yet ignore the others? Maybe …

October 9, 2017

When I was in elementary school, I was taught to incorporate as many adjectives and adverbs into my stories as possible.   …

August 9, 2017

As languages go, English is fairly young. It’s been about 1400 years since the Anglo-Saxons imported English into Great Britain. And the …

June 27, 2017

  This may seem hard to believe, but … not every question requires a question mark Click To Tweet How often don’t …

April 27, 2017

Last time, I introduced the eight parts of speech. This time, we’ll focus on verbs. I’m beginning with the verb because to …

March 17, 2017
AnatomyGraysSex

Jim held a gray spheroid up to the light. “So Doc, you’re saying the sex of this alien was actually female?” “That …

February 13, 2017

As writers, we have the power to tear down the boundaries of paper and ink when we craft a description that triggers …

February 8, 2017
Character Eyes

The carbine was still jammed and Jim couldn’t do anything to fix it. He finally tossed it aside and cursed the shoddy …

November 9, 2016

Have you ever tried to tell your friends about an experience you had, but they didn’t give you the response you hoped …

October 9, 2016

Once you’ve chosen the setting of your book—which we discussed in Part 1 of this series—it’s important to spend time researching the …

July 21, 2016

Setting is far more than the backdrop of a novel. It’s the environment that breathes life into a story. It can paint hues of …

June 19, 2016

For most writers, our passion to write was birthed from a passion to read. We grew up immersed in books. Books that …

March 10, 2016

#TeenWriters: To avoid weak writing, check your book for these common mistakes #writingtips@tessaemilyhall Click To Tweet Teen writers: You’re entering an industry filled …

October 9, 2015
Death of a Favorite Character

by Alycia W. Morales When I started reading the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, friends were conflicted over the ending of the …

September 25, 2015
A Desert Setting

by Alycia W. Morales Have you ever been reading a novel when it suddenly dawns on you that the setting has become …

August 24, 2015
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