Techniques For Improving Dialogue #writers

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Dialogue is one of the most important parts of a story, and yet is easily overlooked. Before I began taking writing seriously years back, I used to assume writing dialogue was easy. I mean, how hard could it be? We use dialogue every day as we communicate with other people. I should instantly have a … Continue reading Techniques For Improving Dialogue #writers

Bleeding Heart is now available on Kindle! #poems #shortstories #book

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This week I've spent revising and formatting Bleeding Heart, and now for the first time it's on Kindle! *wipe's brow from all the work* It's been available at other book retailers for several years now, but I just never got around to formatting it for Kindle, what with all my other writing projects snatching my … Continue reading Bleeding Heart is now available on Kindle! #poems #shortstories #book

Facing Your Death Star Problems #RogueOne

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Movies are full of themes and lessons we can apply to every day life, and that includes Rogue One, a Star Wars story. We try and fail and try again to achieve something, just like the rebels do, and Death Stars rise up in our path that we must first learn to overcome. (below quotes … Continue reading Facing Your Death Star Problems #RogueOne

The Grumpy Wizard

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I wrote a fun short story for you today, for the #MakeTheVillainAHero challenge posted over on Tales From a Modern Bard! Enjoy. 🙂 "The Grump Wizard"  by E.E. Rawls The old wizard stared down at the village tucked in the valley. For years he’d been helping the villagers—increasing their crops, curing illness, bringing sunny skies, … Continue reading The Grumpy Wizard

Try, And Try Again

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Blue butterflies were an important source of income for the Farfalle Village each spring, and the week was soon approaching when they would pass through the nearby woods. Emma was determined to be among the young people who caught one for her family. She watched the villagers working on their nets to catch the special … Continue reading Try, And Try Again

It’s Q&A Time! My Blogiversary Celebration Is Finally Here!

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Celebrating two years of blogging! Let's get started and celebrate with this Q&A, in which I answer your questions! I give a big thank you to everyone who participated. This blog wouldn't be anything without you. You've each added so much to this blog and my journey as an author over these past years. Thank you! Now, … Continue reading It’s Q&A Time! My Blogiversary Celebration Is Finally Here!

Are These Milder Words Okay For MG Books or Christian Fantasy Books? #FishingForAnswers #books

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Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: Do you think the milder "darn" and "heck" words are okay for MG books? How about for Christian fantasy? This question came up after I read author friend Claire M Banschbach's … Continue reading Are These Milder Words Okay For MG Books or Christian Fantasy Books? #FishingForAnswers #books

Are You A “Glass is Half-full” or “Glass is Half-empty” Reader? #FishingForAnswers #books

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Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: When it comes to books, are you a "glass is half-full" or "glass is half-empty" reader? Meaning: We each look at life and situations differently. Some of us with the positive … Continue reading Are You A “Glass is Half-full” or “Glass is Half-empty” Reader? #FishingForAnswers #books

When Do You Read Your Favorites? #FishingForAnswers

Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: What day of the week do you find yourself reading your favorite blogs?   Tell us about your blog reading schedule in the comments! What day and what time is more convenient for … Continue reading When Do You Read Your Favorites? #FishingForAnswers

Which One Do You Look Forward To Reading? #FishingForAnswers

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Sometimes an author has questions, and the best person to answer them is YOU. I am eager to hear your thoughts through the poll and comments below! The Question: What do you look forward to most from an author's newsletter? Update's about their life? Updates about their books? Giveaways, free stuff? Their recommendations? Extras, like short stories? It may be hard … Continue reading Which One Do You Look Forward To Reading? #FishingForAnswers