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Speaking Tips for Writers

Make your introduction brief. Like less than 30 seconds. If someone introduces you, skip the introduction completely, because you were just introduced. There’s nothing that stalls a presentation or performance more than a two or three minute monologue before getting … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Short Story Success

(From the Web Editor) 1. The main character should FACE a problem/challenge and not BE the problem. Having a main character who is deeply flawed and whom you will “fix” though the story plot does not work for young people. … Continue reading

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Add Emotions to Your Story

Add emotions to your story. There has to be an emotional pull to get your reader to stay for the whole book. The reader has to relate to the characters in your story. If the reader doesn’t feel a reason … Continue reading

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Porch Stories

Bruce Nelson grew up in a small black community where he pitched watermelons, picked cotton, swam in the neighborhood canals, and attended the segregated Booker T. Washington School, in Mesa, AZ. The neighborhood was known as North Town. In 1994 … Continue reading

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The Exploding Elephant

You won’t find Birch Lake on a Wisconsin road map, but after you finish this book you’ll want to go there. Maybe stop in at Aunt Flo’s diner for a cheeseburger and then up Main Street (you can see where … Continue reading

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Consider writing for The Path, a literary magazine

The Path The Path to Publication Group publishes the literary publication – The Path. You are invited to submit short stories, essays, novellas, book reviews and poems for inclusion in the semi-annual issues. The theme for this issue is “A … Continue reading

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