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I Did It Again

  2.   Author Musings & News
  3. Friday, 07 August 2020
Those of you who know I was a newspaper editor in the 1990s will probably see this as a case of bringing coals to Newcastle. However, I decided to take a course and update my skills. My overall grade in the course was 95%. Original link...

Frequently Asked Question: Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn’t planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?

  2.   Author Musings & News
  3. Wednesday, 05 August 2020
Hi, everyone. Here’s this month’s question from the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The short answer is that, for me, the story chooses its own shape and length. Now, sometimes I discover that I’ve gone down the wrong path. An idea that I thought would make a novel becomes a novella or a short stor...

Books versus TV, Narrative Voice versus Scripted Scenes Longmire, Outlander (by Mara Purl) – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris

  2.   Author Musings & News
  3. Tuesday, 04 August 2020
A hallmark of good fiction is the journey inward. Authors with mastery of narrative voice can reveal the inner workings of a character’s thoughts using one of several techniques. In the case of first-person style we can hear a character talking to herself about what she sees, how she feels, what she...

Music Monday: “Tennessee Bird Walk”

  2.   Author Musings & News
  3. Monday, 03 August 2020
Hi, everyone. We’re on Day 12 of the music challenge: a song from your childhood. I debated among several before finally choosing Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan’s “Tennessee Bird Walk.” Enjoy! Original link...

6 Principles for Writing Historical Fiction | Jane Friedman

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  3. Sunday, 02 August 2020
Research is one of the very first steps on your journey to becoming a historical fiction author. Here’s a safety warning: you’re about to dive down a whole load of research rabbit holes. From ancient cutlery to medieval agricultural techniques, there is a lot of stuff historical fiction writers need...

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