Monthly Archives: September 2011


We all like to feel we’ve written the perfect manuscript, but it’s always better to get a second opinion. When you are immersed in the creative process, it’s hard to spot inconsistencies in your own work. Readers will find the holes in … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers keep your reader interested. A micro-cliffhanger at the end of each chapter makes your book hard to put down. It yanks the reader into the story and holds him there. When a chapter ends with urgency or uncertainty, it … Continue reading

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And the Title is…

Great titles keep leaping out at me from the oddest places this week! I’ve stockpiled eight of them since Monday! They hint at new mysteries, fantasies, fairytales, and picture books. They are like a diving board into a pool of infinite possibilities. Characters … Continue reading

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