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Review: Heir to Sevenwaters

As I suspect I’ve made quite clear, I’m a big fan of Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters Trilogy.  In 2008, a sequel to the trilogy was published, but it was only within the last year that I learned of it and it … Continue reading

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Writing with Authority

There’s this myth that you have to be an expert to write a piece of nonfiction on a subject.  It’s almost as pervasive as the myth that you become an expert when you write a piece of nonfiction on a … Continue reading

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Crafting a Poem

One of the projects I’m working on right now is a collection of poetry.  The only description I can offer at this time of development is that the collection of poems will move between light and dark. While tackling a … Continue reading

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Reader-Focused Writing

Oops!  This one is a bit late.  I forgot to load it up to the site.  Not a great example of reader-focused writing, I’m afraid, but I hope you consider the content of the post anyway. If you want to … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Outline — Stage 2 of Outlining

When you’ve accumulated enough material through brainstorming, the next step is to select what kind of outline you want.  Your outline could be a basic sketch that tells you, roughly, what will happen in the beginning, the middle and the … Continue reading

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