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Writing Hub – Books, Writing, Tips & More…

Originally posted on Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers:
Writing: My escape on a writing retreat from 18th – 22nd May was absolutely fabulous. Surrounded by fresh spring greenery, bird song, blue skies, fellow writers and delicious food…

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Writers’ Retreat 2017: Strawberry Creek Lodge

I have returned from Strawberry Creek Writers’ Retreat and, as promised, I’m posting some photographs. This is post #1: the lodge, the woods, and the creek. Click this link to view my Facebook album from the retreat. The link can … Continue reading

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5 Things Authors Wish Readers Knew

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
When I was just a reader, meaning I didn’t create my own word babies, I didn’t have a clue what went into making books or how my being a reader mattered to anyone. Now that…

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April and May Update

April was an eventful month. Now May, June, and the summer are shaping up to be interesting months for events and books. Here is what has transpired, and what has not yet come to pass: April Regular visitors to this … Continue reading

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“Screen Fatigue” Sees UK E-book Sales Plunge 17% as Readers Return to Print

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
by Mark Sweney at the Guardian Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the…

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Authors for Indies Event: Here We Are at the Sherwood Park BOOKWORM

How did we do on Saturday? Here are some pictures. Canadian Authors for Indies Day took place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 across the country, with independent bookstores and authors taking part in many provinces and territories. To view the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the A to Z Challenge — Did You Survive? | #AtoZChallenge

Today the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April 2017 wrapped up with the final post: Letter Z. Links to each letter of the alphabet, comments, and blogs who took part in the Challenge can be found here. If … Continue reading

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K is for Killing | #AtoZChallenge

Often in books, films, and plays, someone is killed and someone does the killing. We see it in sci-fi and dystopia (sometimes on a mass scale), murder-mysteries, historical and war stories, and in many other genres. There’s killing of people, … Continue reading

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Incidentally, I is for Inciting Force | #AtoZChallenge

The inciting force, often called the inciting incident, is “the event or character that triggers the conflict” (Elements of Literature, nps.gov). In essence, this is what kicks off the story. Narrative First discusses plot points and the inciting incident here, … Continue reading

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Story Stuff: F Is For Foreshadowing

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
A couple of weekends ago I finally saw Logan. And while it was very well made, it freaked me the hell out. The fact that it’s the first X-Men movie to be rated R because…

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