Tag Archives: reading

Stepping Off the Precipice: What If My Book Had Kept the Prologue I’d Intended?

After reading Prologues and Epilogues — Is There a Point to Them? (Helena Fairfax, A Writer’s Path), which I reblogged in the previous post (here), once again I am forced to revisit my writing process from many years ago, between … Continue reading

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Prologues and Epilogues – Is There a Point to Them?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Helena Fairfax Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other? First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of…

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I’m Curious: In What Format Do You Read the Blogs You Follow?

How do you read the blogs you follow? Do you predominantly view them on a full computer screen? Or do you mostly use your smart phone? I’m curious because I’d like to know what kind of display format people are … Continue reading

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Pt. 3: Reading, Curriculum, and Relevance

As young adults pursue their careers, they often don’t have time to read for pleasure. But more importantly, they believe reading fiction is frivolous, whereas reading non-fiction has value. Non-fiction and textbooks obviously have value, but listen to this video: … Continue reading

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Author Reading Event Follow-Up

On Saturday afternoon, some of the local authors got together for a public author reading at Social Ground Coffeehouse, a cozy café located in Sherwood Park, Alberta. I have a number of events planned over the next several months, including … Continue reading

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When Characters Become Sentient

Good characterization creates sentient beings who start to have minds of their own. It’s good for the author to listen, for they may have ideas that actually make the story better, as long as these ideas work with the whole. … Continue reading

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Pt. 1: Writing for Meaning, Reading for Comprehension

Over the next several posts, I’ll be doing a 5-part miniseries that threads together writing, reading, and education/curriculum. Today’s initial post is on writing, reading, and comprehension. Writing Three questions an author or writing student should ask when deciding what … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Writer in Wedges So you have written your short story and cannot wait to release it into the world. But before doing that, it is important to take some extra time…

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Want to Write Great Fiction? Stop Using the “Logical” Side of Your Brain

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala Every morning when I open my inbox a landslide of emails from the online writing community pour out. Blog posts, newsletters, classes and programs and retreats. And then I…

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20 Ways to Get Yourself Out There as a Writer

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Kelly D. Smith 1. Get out there! Meet people, and don’t be scared to say you are a writer. 2. Blog- now, is blogging really worth it? I’m not sure, I’m…

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