Tag Archives: reading

A Story Is Driven By Characters, Not Plot

A story is driven by characters, not plot. I agree. Many writers and literary experts agree. I’m not so sure it’s always reflected in book popularity, sales, and reviews, though. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Parenting and Education

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup theme is parenting/education. Parenting/Education The Awesomeness of Teens: 10 Tips for Parents 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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I Is for Italics

Originally posted on Write Through It:
After reading “E Is for Ellipsis,” my friend the mystery writer Cynthia Riggs emailed me. “I can hardly wait until u get to I,” she wrote. “I, I hope, will stand for ‘italics.’” This sentence…

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Why You Should Be Reading Flash Fiction

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kyle Massa Just like the name implies, flash fiction is short enough to read in an instant. But if you’re not reading it, here’s why you should be. Opinions vary on…

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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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T is for Telling the Tale | #AtoZChallenge

Tale There are many definitions for tale, but I like this one: “a fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted” (Google). Scribendi describes a tale as: a story about someone’s actual experiences a story about … Continue reading

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Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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The Difficulties of Dialogue

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by Teagan Berry Every writer has something that they struggle with. It’s just natural for this to happen – we’re not perfect. For some, it might be descriptive abilities they lack.…

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Tips for Ending a Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? ? by Sara Kopeczky It is a well known fact that short stories should go out with a bang. In shorter fiction, where you have a limited set of character and a…

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