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How To Write Believable Characters in Any Genre
In his essay "Wood Knot Dew," Piers Anthony defines science fiction as "the literature of the possible" and fantasy …
Let’s Analyze A Pinch of Magic: Chapter Four
She could see them, but the mirror showed nothing… and it was plain no one else could see her, …
Let’s Analyze A Pinch of Magic: Chapter Three
What in crow's name had just happened… How was it even possible?
How to Make a Hero Worthy of Your Genre
As writers, one of the most important things we do is create characters. Specifically, heroic characters. Our character needs …
Objects
Let's talk about objects and how they can enhance your writing! Creating objects can help bring your characters off …
How to Pay Attention to Your Credibility as a KidLit Writer
You might think that writing for children means you don't need to fact-check things. But in middle grade and …
Let’s Analyze A Pinch of Magic: Chapter Two
Granny glowered at her… worse still, Granny had brought the ugly old carpetbag she insisted on carrying everywhere, though …
Fairy Tales
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House of Furies ★★★★★
Madeleine Roux uses language like Austen and plots like Brontë. House of Furies is simply amazing and if you think it isn't …
The Writer’s Journey
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3fOyEB1WEV8DjkJM1zMsjn?si=QwXo99EIQtaao7hQB3tHxA&dl_branch=1 You finished your book, so how long until it's out on shelves? Says some ignorant family member at …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
Guided Meditation for Characterization
This is the script for a meditation on your characters. Start by finding a comfortable spot to sit. It …
How to Use the Synopsis Method to Outline Your Kidlit Novel
A synopsis is a brief summary of your book. It hits all the major plot points and reveals all …
KidLit Manuscript Lengths
I run and proudly contribute to several writing groups. And one thing that constantly comes up is word count. …
NaNoWriMo Inspiration Day 2
If you aren't already, become a member of The Workshop Swap today and join us for our nightly write-ins …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
Meditation for Writers
To start, find a comfortable seat of your choice. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the floor, a chair, …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
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