Archive for the ‘The Writing Process’ Category

3 Critique Questions with Author Parker Peevyhouse

Recently, on the SCBWI Forum, a new children’s writer posted her doubts about her ability to critique manuscripts. My agancy-mate and fellow author Parker Peevyhouse offered her wise advice, which spoke to me as a critiquer and a writer. So I … Continue reading

 

All In a Day’s Walk

One of my Top Ten Super Secret (so this one’s no longer a secret) Writing Tips that I share with students is DO NOT WRITE! As in, Step Away from the Computer,  Unplug Shoot Some Hoops Take a Shower Go … Continue reading

 

Novel Epiphanies Part 3 – From the Author of SEARCHING FOR SILVERHEELS, Jeannie Mobley

Ask and you shall receive. When I asked fellow novelists for help understanding and writing novel epiphanies, one of the first to answer my call was middle grade historical fiction novelist, Jeannie Mobley. What a gal! As a matter of … Continue reading

 

Novel Epiphanies Part 2

After I put the word out that I needed help with my novel’s epiphany, I continued to research the topic in craft books and online. Below I’ll share with you some notable quotes and the resources that helped most. But … Continue reading

 

Bird by Bird by Chapter

Novel revision doesn’t seem quite so formidable when it’s tackled one issue at a time, one character at a time, one chapter at a time. So today I pulled one problem chapter out of my binder – a mere four … Continue reading

 
 
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