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Trash or Treasure

by Marilyn Friesen Someday I would like to write a classic.  But how would you define one? It seems like what was regarded as classics in the past aren’t as highly esteemed by the publishers of the present, that is if you came to the same conclusion I did from a previous article. Were you
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Novel Starting Point: Where, oh, Where to Start?

by Sarah Tun In recent posts we’ve been discussing flashbacks and general structure of a longer piece of writing. Today, I’d like to raise some thoughts about choosing the starting point for a novel. I have completed several full length manuscripts. Each time I’ve developed a story line, I’ve begun with the focus on my
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An Issue of Time Bearing Fruit

by Tom Blubaugh Time is an intriguing phenomenon. Humans measure time in seconds (nano, micro, milli), minutes, hours, days, weeks, fortnights, months, years, decades, centuries, and millennia.  Humans have recorded events of time past–history. The future’s an unknown, except for what the Bible says in the Book of Revelation and some answers to questions by
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The End Game

by Steven M. Moore, Contributer If you’re a reader, do you peruse what’s at the end of a book? Many authors only include a short bio, but you might like a bit more. What can authors add to that for you, especially authors of indie books and those writing for indie publishers (small presses)? Consider
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The Waiting Game

by Jann W. Martin Are you playing the waiting game? I am. It can be really frustrating. In November, 2018 I sent my proposal to my assistant agent. It’s for my Bible Characters Through the Ages series. Daniel and Sarah, brother and sister, build a time travel machine and go back to meet the Bible
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5 Timeless Truths for the Writer

by Cherrilynn Bisbano Some things never change, and so it goes with writing. As a speaker, I sought clarity on a career in writing. Many ladies requested my teachings in book format. My apt reply, I am not a writer. I had no desire to write. A friend encouraged me to attend a nearby writers’
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Transitions: The secret to excellent story flow

by Gina Burgess She looked at his expressionless face and wondered what he was thinking. She remembered that key, and the box it opened. Bernice might know. Bernice was the neighborhood gossip and tidbit collector. Betty tried to quit thinking about Bob to no avail. She looked out of her window and saw his car.
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To market, to market to fetch my dog a bone

by Sarah Tun An age old nursery rhyme goes, “To market, to market to buy a fat pig.” Funny, I remember it as an engagement to get a bone.… In any case, it is a rhyme to celebrate the age old action of going into a village from your isolated country farm to sell your
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