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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Mental Illness and Writing

Mental Illness and Writing is an interesting title. It is amazing how much mental illness in a family can shut down the normal every day routine. In the last two months, two of my adult children attempted suicide. Both were hospitalized. Both events traumatized me. More than I thought they would. I’m still in recovery …

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Opening Hooks

Hi, Today’s featured article is a good one. The importance of the first few pages of a novel are vital to hooking a reader into the story. I hope you enjoy this article   I can’t emphasize enough how critical your first pages are. They can literally make or break your sales for that book …

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Opening Hooks

Good Day, Are you struggling with writing a great opening for your story? Today’s featured article is informative and will help writers.   Last week we looked at the opening paragraphs of ten novels to see which hooked readers most often. I find these exercise informative. What was it that grabbed readers’ attention and why? …

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Dressing Down?

Hello, I found today’s featured link interesting. Are we as a culture lazy in our mode of dress? Have we allowed sloppiness to dictate comfort and appearance? Food for thought. Click here to learn more. What do you think? Rose

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Blogging Your Novel

Hi, Today’s featured post emphasizes the topic of blogging  one’s novel. I hope you find it helpful.   A blog reader wrote, “The topic of posting a rough draft of a novel has become a hot topic with my writing friends. Some of us do it and others don’t. I’ve heard different opinions on this when it …

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