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New Online Writing Course by Angela Hunt

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After writing 140 books over thirty years, Angela Hunt has developed a course that will improve your writing and set you on the path to publication. Any writer, even already-published writers, can benefit from her lessons on plotting, characterization, self-editing, and evoking emotion. This course, which includes video, printed material, and worksheets, is a tool…

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BOM: The Writing of DELILAH

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I keep a ten-year journal–I’ve done it for 18 years.  I can only write a few lines on each page, but it’s enough to remind me of where I was at that point in each year. The other day–May 11, to be exact–I read the entry from May 11, 2015: Worked VERY hard to finish…

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Welcome to the Party OR Starting a New Novel

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Starting a new novel is like going to a party where you don’t know anyone, no one wants to talk to you, and you’re not really sure what you’re doing there. There are people–characters–who look at you and dare you to shake them up. You don’t really know them, so you approach hesitantly, if at…

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Ask Me Anything . . .

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Hi, everybody! First, happy birthday to my daughter today, for whom I made a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting as per her request.  🙂  I’m leaving to go out of town tomorrow, so I hope everyone in the family eats that huge cake before I get back.  (I already had some for breakfast–bad girl! But at…

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Sometimes we get too distracted by unimportant things . . .

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I spent all day in a photography seminar taught by the wonderful Scott Kelby, and I just had to smile at some of the parallels to the writing life. First, I thought the class would be attended by pros wanting to improve their craft.  Wrong!  Most of the 400 folks present had never sold a…

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National Novel Writing Month

It’s November!  And whether you’re a professional writer or someone who writes for the love of it, a LOT of people sit down at the computer in November to crank out a novel. To honor these brave and determined souls, a couple of years ago some  girlfriends and I put together the following video .…

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