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By Rebecca Zornow Photo Credit to Tim Marshall on Unsplash I met author David McGlynn at a coffee shop close to my alma mater, Lawrence University, where he’s a professor. In my mind, professors can’t stray too far from campus, it could be bad for their health, so I suggested a nearby place. I thought … Continue reading New Book by Appleton Author, David McGlynn
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By Samantha Amenn Rebecca is in Haiti and Nicole is writing. Please welcome our first guest blogger, Samantha Amenn. Sam is an avid reader and writer currently living in Illinois. She is currently writing a fantasy novel about a revolutionary fighting for his people’s freedom and against members within his own organization that are trying to sabotage … Continue reading Creating a Great Friendship Between Characters // Craft Talk // Guest Blogger
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Plotting at the Desk of Genre. By Nicole Van Den Eng Most of us, wandering through a bookstore, know what genre we prefer; we beeline it quickly to romance, mystery, or science fiction. But what about that other section—literary fiction? Those are just the normal books, aren’t they? It often feels that way, that those … Continue reading Plotting at the Desk of Genre
You know in Jurassic Park when Dr. Grant walks into his dig site trailer to find Hammond’s already made himself at home and it was his helicopter that threatened to rebury the dinosaur skeleton? That’s the Catalyst. Once Grant and Hammond meet, there’s no going back. Only onward to the island of dinos and dangers. In Aladdin, … Continue reading Build a Dynamic Plot Using a Beat Sheet
Depth of Character, by Nicole Van Den Eng. Writing is multi-faceted and intensive and takes a lifetime to cultivate. It’s difficult and is a continuously evolving learning process. Most of us write because we are driven to; the end result drives us to learn the details and the how-to. Pursuing improvement, I'm constantly trying to … Continue reading Depth of Character