By far, your character is the most important part of your story...
Happy New Year! A great list of new reading maerial for 2021... https://acfw.com/acfw-new-releases-january-2021/
2020 nearly broke me, until I learned what broke me became my greatest gift...
Welcome to the last STOP in this month-long blog tour to celebrate the Peter Pan retelling, Dust, by Kara Swanson. Thrilled you have taken to the skies to join us! Ready to spread your wings one more time? First, let's get a clue out of the way. You're tired, I'll just tell you, ha! The clue … Continue reading DUST blog tour with Kara Swanson Stop #36
Let not fear rule your life during this time. Eat more ice cream. (My professional response to my clients during this time...)
The scenes within your story link the characters and plot together like a colorful construction paper chain link that can be as short or as long as you want them to be. . .
April 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Claiming Canaan: Milcah's Journey by Barbara M. Britton -- When the tribal elders make marriage a requirement for claiming her land, Milcah bat Zelophehad must find a betrothed straightaway. The only problem in finding a … Continue reading ACFW April 2020 New Releases
Point of view doesn’t stop with characters, but also comes through inanimate and animate in objects like setting and weather. Let’s discuss some possibilities!
As we continue this editing series how we can develop a great story by having all the layers in place before actually writing, or if you’ve already written your book, how to make sure all the layers are in place. The second layer in developing a great story is developing your story’s plot. Surprisingly the … Continue reading How to Edit the Plot
What does an editor / judge / agent think when they evaluate your contest manuscript? I can't speak for all of them, but here's one editor's viewpoint. . .