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Category: Writing Tips

Writing Books the Hard Way

It’s been a month or so since I’ve welcomed a guest blogger so say hello to Sorchia Dubois who’s going to tell us about her journey as a writer and how she never does things the easy way…     Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen is only my 4th published book. I’m still very…

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Get To Know Your Character

  One of the first questions I ask students is; what do you remember most about your favorite books? I always know that at least 99 %  are going to tell me about a character they fell in love with, cheered for, and turned the pages just to see what happened to them. Don’t get me wrong,…

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

  Tell a non-writer you’re an author and the first question out of their mouth is usually, where do you get your ideas? Sometimes it’s a puzzle for writers too. What happens when the story idea bank runs dry? When I began writing, one major issue I had was one too many story ideas. They’d…

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Rory’s Story Cubes

    About five years ago I wandered into a store that sold ‘brainy games’ and stumbled upon something I knew was perfect for me, the writer. The game is Rory’s Story Cubes and if you’ve ever worried you’ll run out of ideas for new stories then you definitely should check them out. With the roll…

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