Tag Archives: Heather Whitaker

Teaching Through All Obstacles

Ask readers to list the top five reasons that will cause them to walk away from a book, and one of them is guaranteed to be a protagonist they can’t get behind, often one who doesn’t fight for his goal. … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Whether you’re already published or just starting down the winding road of writing, I hope you’ll find something useful at this site. Specializing in novels and memoirs, I work with writers of children’s literature, adult literary and genre fiction, and … Continue reading

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I am living my childhood dream

When I was a kid I alternately told my friends I wanted to be a detective or a scientist when I grew up, or possibly a combination of the two. But what I really, really wanted (and revealed to my … Continue reading

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Revision Workshop with Tallahassee Authors Network

Thanks to the wonderful writers at Tallahassee Authors Network (TAN) for inviting me to present a workshop on writing and revision. The focus of the workshop was the importance of revision and how to revise more effectively, with attendees learning … Continue reading

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Free Revision Workshop this Saturday

I will be giving a free revision workshop this Saturday at the monthly meeting of the Tallahassee Authors Network (TAN). TAN is open to published authors and unpublished writers alike. To learn more about TAN while honing your revision skills, … Continue reading

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New Story Creation Workshops Underway!

Do you have an idea for a story but can’t figure out how to make it into a novel? Have you already written a novel but there’s something lacking in the plot? Maybe you have the full outline for a … Continue reading

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Interview with Debut Author Laura Lascarso

Laura Lascarso’s debut novel, COUNTING BACKWARDS (Atheneum, ISBN: 1442406909), hit bookshelves last week.The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Taylor Truwill. Strong-willed and troubled, she wants only one thing: an escape from her life. But when she’s caught escaping in … Continue reading

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Need inspiration? Just look to teen writers.

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure to lead a writing exercise at the Leon County library with a group of teens from the Palmer Monroe Teen Center. (A big thank you to Deirdre Tolia of Youth Services and the lovely … Continue reading

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5 Things Writers Can Learn from the World Cup

The recent international soccer game in Jacksonville got me thinking about the World Cup games, the consuming passion for them around the world, and what we – as writers – can learn from it. How World Cup Soccer is like … Continue reading

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Summer 2012 Interactive Lectures on Writing

Bring new life to your story this summer at these interactive lectures! Look what people are saying about the June 27th talks. June 27: Character and Conflict: Creating the Perfect Match July 11: High Stakes & Rising Tension: How to … Continue reading

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