Writing

 Visual Storytelling in Children’s Literature
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Tine Gregory unveils the magic and importance of illustrations in children’s literature, focusing on “Aboard the Timeline.” Witness the creative synergy between Bastian and May Gregory as they blend history with visual storytelling, bringing education and imagination to life for young readers. Learn how their collaboration transforms simple sketches into immersive images that enrich the narrative and engage the audience. read more
She Released the Breath She Didn’t Realize She Was Holding
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Clichés in storytelling are like those well-known beats in a once catchy song—played so often they’ve lost their surprise and become background noise. As an author with a voice that’s distinctively your own, you hold the power to venture beyond these common turns of phrase. Let go of these ‘comfort phrases’ that have overstayed their welcome, and instead, infusing your writing with expressions that are uniquely yours—paving the way for stories that capture the heart and spark the reader’s imagination. read more
The Writing Advice that Helped Me Grow as a Writer
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Today, Dan Rice joins us to share how thoughtful writing advice has shaped and improved his work. Dan spotlights his journey of growth as a writer and how targeted exercises, such as short story assignments, accelerated his development and expanded his creative horizons. With a commitment to refinement through trial and error, Dan’s story is a testament to the resilience and progression inherent in the writing process. Tune in to learn from his experiences and enrich your own writing path. read more
A FEW LESSONS LEARNED
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Today Randy Overbeck, with five novels, twelve awards, and two bestsellers in his portfolio, reflects on the key lessons learned from his writing journey. read more
NEW WRITER ASPIRING TO BE AN AUTHOR – BEWARE!
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Award-winning author Nina Purtee joins us today, taking readers from the high of completing her manuscript to the bold decision of withdrawing her works from a publisher to venture into self-publishing. With candid insight, she lays bare the tough realities of the publishing world, the hurdles she faced, and the deliberate changes she embraced to forge her path to success, showcasing how resilience and self-reliance can lead to unforeseen triumphs. read more
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World
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As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s consider how we, as writers, can contribute to his enduring vision of equality and justice. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline
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JoAnn Vega discusses the value of constructing a personal timeline to unearth and organize one’s family history. She likens this process to a detective’s work, emphasizing its role in self-discovery and connecting with one’s ancestry. Vega’s method offers a unique lens through which to view and understand personal identity and history. read more
Writing A Novel: Lessons Learned
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J.L. Askew recounts transitioning from historical writing to penning the novel “Alaska Deadly,” drawing inspiration from a wolf photo and personal experiences. The author underscores their creative journey, the hurdles encountered, and the significance of critical feedback for enhancing their craft. read more
On Writing Chase Scenes
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Today on the blog, Carolyn Howard Johnson shares invaluable insights on refining action scenes in your writing, drawing from her experiences on a Greater Los Angeles Writers Society panel, and providing practical tips to elevate your manuscript’s pace and intensity, essential for engaging readers and attracting publishers. read more
The Signature Voice: Crafting Prose with Personality
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Unleash the true power of your narrative with our insights on crafting a writing voice that’s emotionally rich, unmistakably vibrant, and authentically yours. read more