Archive for the ‘The Writing Process’ Category

Writing Book Review: Second Sight

Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adultsby Cheryl B. Klein Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Asterisk Books (March 9, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0615420826 When I received the request to support Scholastic … Continue reading


Writing the *Breakdown* Novel

I’m getting ready to read Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need in yet another attempt to understand novel structure. Then I’ll add it to my library of books that has had me trudging along The … Continue reading


Writing Book Review: Between the Lines by Jessica Page Morrell

Between the Lines: Master the Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing by Jessica Page Morrell Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Writers Digest Books (April 25, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 158297392X Buy it here! I didn’t remember the subtitle of Jessica Page Morrell’s … Continue reading


The Necessary Work of Downtime

How many of you meditate? Take a daily walk? Go for a run without your iPod? If no downtime is built into your day, you may consider it too much of a luxury in an already over-scheduled life. But, in … Continue reading


Write When You Least Expect It

I do very few things well under pressure. So when I sit down to work on a book, especially a novel, I usually make sure I’ve set aside a large block of time, giving myself a chance to get back … Continue reading

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