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Foreshadowing, a Useful Writing Tool

First, foreshadowing is hard, and it’s a tricky concept to grasp which doesn’t help matters. This should help you overcome this struggle. So what is foreshadowing? Simply put, foreshadowing is like “clues/hints” put in place BEFORE an event happens or … Continue reading

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Five Types of Specialized Dictionaries

by Mark Nichol From Daily Writing Tips Dictionaries aren’t just for looking up spellings and meanings of a broad selection of terms; you’ll find biographical, geographical, and medical dictionaries, among other specialized volumes. Here are five other categories of repositories … Continue reading

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Eight rules for writing fiction

Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, … Continue reading

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A Girl Named Mary

The giveaway for A GIRL NAMED MARY is live on Amazon. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/12af5cbd75829582

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Promoting Your Book on Twitter: 10 Tips for Shy Writers

From the author of Twitter For Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers come 10 tips to help you get on the Twitter train. I know Twitter can be a confusing medium for many authors – what can … Continue reading

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These should already be known by writers and editors:

Dad, Mom, Sis, Grandpa, and other nouns are not capitalized IF an adjective is before it. For example, your mom, not your Mom; my grandpa, not my Grandpa. A character’s thoughts are italicized and the words I, my, mine, or … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Brainstorming the Perfect Title

Research titles in your genre. Zoom by Amazon and take a look at your genre’s bestseller list. What do the top twenty titles have in common? Write down the ones that particularly pop out at you and note the elements … Continue reading

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