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Writing Romance 101––Part VI

We’re still building a heroine named Susie. We don’t know too much about her yet. Here’s a good tip: use little flaws or imperfections to make your heroine someone your readers can identify with. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance101 #craftingtheheroine

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April Showers of Blessing—Part II

The Bible says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” That could mean a season of time where one is sad or depressed. I’ve been there. But truly, joy does come eventually. More on that next week.

The challenge is to keep going, keep trying. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 #DueSeason #amwriting #GodsTimingForYourLife #AprilShowersofBlessing Click to Tweet

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March Winds — Part III

This is the last week of March. The winds of change are calming down a bit, but they have left their mark on me. I am not the same person I was even three weeks ago…or earlier this year.

There are seasons in life when all goes along, time passes, but it seems nothing is happening. Then, suddenly, things begin to happen, and accelerate.

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March Winds — Part II

“Lord, I want an opportunity, and I want it now! This week!” My desperate prayer seemed to bounce off the ceiling. But within a day or so, God answered my prayer in a powerful way.

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March Winds — Part I

The month of March started out here in our area with a Nor’Easter. We didn’t get snow, just a little rain. But we also got a lot of wind. #windsofchange #marchforward

Spring is on it’s way, but until it gets here, it’s still cold. However, about two and three weeks ago, we had two days in a row each week that were wonderful spring days. I walked our Rail Trail, and at least one of those days, when it reached nearly 80 degrees (!), I wore crop pants. I love those kinds of days…as I sit here in sweat pants and a flannel jacket. Continue reading

Dazzling Dialogue—Part X

This week we conclude our series on Dazzling Dialogue. We could probably go on forever, and there are many resources you can look to make your written conversations sparkle and gleam. Six more Tools for Talk will make your dialogue sizzle and shine.  Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

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Dazzling Dialogue—Part IX

We’re gearing down our Dazzling Dialogue discussion. Six Tools for Talk will make your dialogue sizzle and shine.  Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

Remember that the number one goal of scenes is to move the story along. You do that by creating conflict in your dialogue, as well as using action, and a bit exposition.

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