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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 TAN is open to published authors and unpublished writers alike.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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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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Words of Wisdom from editor Kate Sullivan

While decluttering my laptop today, I found an unpublished blog post from last fall that was too valuable not to share, so here it is: ****** Last fall, I attended a talk with brilliant editor Kate Sullivan (Little Brown) at … Continue reading

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#1 Break free from past drafts with a plot outline

Writers often use plot outlines when planning a story, but this week I discovered how they can help in revising an existing manuscript. My YA novel is currently in its third draft. With each version, I had gone through the … Continue reading

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