Month: November 2017

How I Learned to Love Revision by Amy Henry


How I Learned to Love Revision by Amy Henry   I’ve been writing virtually all my life. And for just about as long, I loathed doing revisions. When elementary teachers told us to revise our work, they meant correct the spelling and punctuation errors, and copy the whole thing over in your neatest hand. While […]

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How I write an Historical Novel by Annie Whitehead


How I write an Historical Novel By Annie Whitehead The starting point is always the main character. He or she must intrigue me; their story, as told in the chronicles or annals, must contain a spark of interest which might fire a reader’s imagination. With my novel To Be A Queen, it was initially the […]

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Guest blog from Cynthia Hamilton: Making the Transition from Reader to Writer


Making the Transition from Reader to Writer   Those of us who spend a good deal of our time in make-believe worlds slide fluidly in and out of these alternate realities as easily as a fish swims through water. As readers, or job is to bring our willingness to imagine the scene the author is […]

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