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Writing Your Story from the Middle––Part I

It’s a radical concept. Generally, the middle is the hardest place to write through. I’ve already talked about keeping the middle from “sagging” in your story. But did I once ever discuss this radical concept I’m about to introduce? I don’t think so. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a plotter, a panster, or something in-between. This new approach will bring depth and richness to your manuscript. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writefromthemiddle

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Writer’s Conference Prep 101 –– Part VII

You’ve prepped and you did it. You attended your first major writers’ conference. What now? Processing the conference internally will help you remember and learn. You’ll be that much more experienced next time. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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Writing Romance 101––Part III

Crafting the Heroine. The heroine is the key to any romance. Yes, we women also want a great guy for her to end up with, and we’ll talk about crafting him, too, at a later date. The romantic heroine is the reader’s alter ego. She controls everything the reader feels. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance101 #craftingtheheroine

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Writer’s Conference Prep 101 –– Part VI

We’ve talked about a lot of things here. Today, is the pitch. It’s the last piece you’ll need to have ready. The pitch sells your story in the shortest time, yet most compelling way. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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Writer’s Conference Prep 101 –– Part V

We’re winding down this series, which started when a writer friend of mine attended her first major writers’ conference to meet with editors and agents, and didn’t know she needed a completed manuscript in fiction. Today, we’ll talk about networking. Making even one really good connection at a conference can further your career in ways you can’t imagine. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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Writers’ Conference Prep 101––Part IV

We’ve talked about finishing your manuscript, and having a business card –– all in preparation to attend a writers’ conference. Maybe you’ve heard you need what is called a “One-Sheet.” What is it and why would you need one? It’s like a snapshot of you and your story to give prospective agents and editors a glimpse. A good one-sheet will give you a great all-important first impression. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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Writers’ Conference Prep 101––Part III

Attending a writers’ conference is almost mandatory in order to advance yourself personally, and professionally. But you need to know what to expect. That’s why I’m writing these posts. I’ve attended numerous conferences, from a local one-day, to a multi-day conference far away. I’ve learned a lot, and hope to pass some of that along to you. Click to Tweet #amwriting #conferenceprep101

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