Month: July 2014

The Mind’s Eye: Part 5 of Writing with Sensory Details – Sandi Somers


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I had read the book Pride and Prejudice, noting that the author, Jane Austen, didn’t give many visual cues as to clothing, body language or even where the scene was located. Instead, she focused more on  dialogue. The movie, in contrast, contained a lot of visual cues, showing the Bennet family home, the fami Read More

Fiction Writing 101: Part 9 – Beguiling Beginnings – Janice L. Dick


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Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Kimberly Yuhl suggests you have eight words to capture your reader’s attention. Rob Weatherhead states in the article, Say it Quick, Say it Well (please excuse the grammar), that the attention span of a modern internet consumer is short. “Studies have shown Read More

Faith Inspired — by Nikki Rosen


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Francine Rivers authored more than 20 novels, all of them bestsellers. Rivers dreamt of being a writer even as a young child. In university she moved towards making that dream happen by majoring in English. When she heard that publishers wanted romance novels, she went to work and wrote a few love stories. She subm Read More

Encouraging the Disillusioned Writer — Carolyn R. Wilker


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Recently I wrote a letter to a fellow writer who had become discouraged. How could I help her get her pen moving again—or her fingers to the keyboard? After thinking on it awhile, this is what I wrote:  Dear Discouraged Writer There’s so much to learn, between writer’s guidelines and grammar and the struggle Read More