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For The Love Of…Making People Feel

By Artemis Crow

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

As a writer, this is a goal that I work on every day; making my reader feel. It’s not always easy for me as my writing is fast-paced, action-adventurey, with a large dollop of world mythology and fantasy creatures that I created. That makes for fun reading, but I have to remember that being on the edge of your seat isn’t the only emotion I’m hoping to evoke in my readers. I also want them to laugh and cry and sigh at the ending; a story well told about people they’ve come to care about. With luck, and some continued hard work on my part, the reader will want to continue reading my series through to the end.

But how do we go about accomplishing this you ask? . . .

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For the Love of…Writing Resources, Part 1

By S.H. Crowley

I am a serious book nerd. There, I said it. Whew, it’s good to have that out in the ether.
I have hundreds of fiction paperbacks in all kinds of genres. I probably have a hundred reference books about writing, encyclopedias about the spiritual world, mythology, and on and on. There’s a room in my basement filled to the brim, cabinets are nearly overflowing, plus every built-in in the house has books that belonged to my paternal grandmother. Even her complete set of Jane Austen books, such a treasure.
If you’re a writer, you have your special list of resources; books, articles, notes taken at a conference, an online class. We all do. What surprised me recently was some of my top go-to resources were unknown to two of my writer friends.
What? What? . . .

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If You Write, Plan Your Sick Days

By Mandy Rosko

Everyone knows there are some basics that come with running your own business. Even if it’s just a side hustle that brings in some extra cash every month, these rules are key, and should be obeyed at all times.

I might leave a couple of things out, and these aren’t in any particular order, but if you want to know the main one we’ll be focusing on, you need. . .

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 7 – Settings Are More Than A Place

By Susan Hanniford Crowley

When writing your novel, you will want to really examine your setting. Some writers make the mistake of info dumping, which gives too much about the setting in one spot in the book. The more experienced author sets the stage with some great sentences where their character is interacting with the setting. That gives the setting more meaning for the reader. You relay how the character feels about where they are or where they’re going through interaction, action and dialogue.

While the story moves on, the character continuously interacts with. . .

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 4 – How To Avoid the Squishy Middle?

By Susan Hanniford Crowley

No, we’re not talking about diets. We are talking about the most fatal part of a book, the part where if it’s not interesting anymore, the reader closes it for another day. I was talking to a book reviewer about this topic and was told that’s where they put down the book and they’re done. You don’t want this to happen to your novel. We’re going to go over a some options to prevent this.

In my book Vampire in the Basement, I was working with two couples and a series of helping or hurting characters (good guys and villains). My goal was. . .

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The Importance of Balance

By Toni Kelly

Why do we write? I’m sure the answer to that question differs for each of us. And for some of us, writing simply may not be a passion, perhaps it is reading or running or golf. If I were to ask you (or someone important in your life were to ask you) to give up your most favorite thing, your absolute stress reliever, could you? Would you?

A few weeks ago as I was. . .

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What is Value?

By Toni Kelly

What do you consider value? If you pay to file your taxes is the value you gain as a result of simply filing or is it because your tax guy knows what he is doing and has saved you money year after year? And suppose he really hasn’t done anything special … would the great service and refund you would have gotten anyway merit the extra five hundred you spent walking into a ritzy office I a high rise building downtown? It just might.

This week, my coworkers and I spent a great deal of time talking about perceived value and how it may be even more important than actual value. It’s sort of akin to beauty being in the eye of the beholder. Every person may value something for a different reason. Some like myself love learning, some value time they get back, some value cost savings– some value all three or none or other things completely. It really makes you question what value stands for. You begin to differentiate the true monetary or physical value of something compared to its perceived value.

So why does any of this even matter? . . .

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Don’t Let Rejection Rule

By Toni Kelly

There has been a theme in my life lately. A theme of rejection. Not necessarily all at once or even all for me, it just keeps coming up and more apparent than anything else, is our fear of it. The other thing I realize is that for many, this fear. . .

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For all the writers out there. Here is an interesting perspective.

What Makes a Writer Great?

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Toni Kelly

That’s a pretty big question. We could even expand this to ask what makes each of us great at anything? I’ve been listening to tons of podcasts about grit and mastering skills and deliberate practice which I agree really will make a difference (what wouldn’t with such time and dedication put into it?). Still, I also believe there are a few . . .

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