My novel year, 2014

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eric-mac-hand-photoWhat a year, whew.

It’s easy to get lost in the rush of life to the exclusion of those things that make life worth living.

It’s the fight for balancing what you know your entire being needs to do versus those things that have to be done just to keep the car in running condition, for example.

I take my job as a writer seriously. I’ve been writing stories of one kind or ...

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Writing Assignment – The Room

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Writeku-assignmentYour Assignment

Following the thrust of the last blog I wrote on how to write dialog, I am going to give, to those of you who dare, an assignment that will challenge your dialog skills.

The Setting

You are in your bedroom as it was when you were a child of, say, seven- to ten-years old, with the exception that there is no ...

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Powerful Writing: How To Make Readers Turn The Page

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Artist Anna JanosikI want to address a few things that make a reader want to keep turning the pages to a story.

 

1. Giving life to the character.

Characters have to be treated as real for us to invest ourselves in them. Real thoughts, feelings, ability to perceive their environment through their senses, reactions. The more you can peer into the ...

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