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Writing Dialogue From Different Perspectives

by Suzanne D. Williams I gave this example the other day of how several of my friends would approach the same sentence within a story. Me:  The horse is blue. Friend #1:  Horses can’t be blue. Friend #2:  I’d say turquoise. Friend #3:  You mentioned the horse’s color back in chapter 2. Each of […]

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Pronoun, Smashwords, and Draft 2 Digital — The”Other” ebook sales sites

Send to Kindle Many authors have uploaded their ebooks onto Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing site to reach readers. Amazon is a great place, and some authors even choose to be exclusive there, in the Kindle Unlimited program, through KDP Select. However, if you choose to distribute your books widely, here are three options for getting […]

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Creating Another Generation of Authors – Interviewing Young Authors

by Parker J. Cole *originally posted on the Write Stuff blog I was honored to be invited again by the Michigan Reading Association to interview a new crop of young authors.  The MRA allowed me this opportunity last year and you can listen to the details of that experience here. If I thought for […]

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Dear Reader

by Suzanne D. Williams Dear Reader, I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear […]

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Courage in Writing

by Suzanne D. Williams When I decided to write fiction, I didn’t have any idea what I was getting into and, along the way, have learned a few important things about the writing process. The greatest came when I arrived at a scene in my first novel, MISSING. It was a sweet wedding […]

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Writing the Story of Your Life

by Ruth O’Neil “I want to write my life story, but I don’t know where to start.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this statement. Many people have a story to tell. It doesn’t matter that that story will never be on the New York Times best seller list. Maybe […]

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Author Interview: Nancy Jill Thames

Today we hve an interview with Nancy Jill Thames. Thank you Nancy for being here today and for agreeing to do this interview. Q. Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of […]

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I Am A Writer

by Suzanne D. Williams I looked up from my computer and realized it was past noon, yet in the last few hours, I’d written less than 500 words. My characters weren’t much further along than they had been, and the solution to that particular scene still eluded me. As I banged my head, […]

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Write, They Said

by Suzanne D. Williams Write, they said. Write your first draft, just jot down the words and don’t look back. Right words. Wrong words. Bad phrases. Poor grammar. Telling, instead of showing. Head hopping. Everything goes as long as the words land on the page. Write, they said. Don’t reread. Don’t correct yourself.  […]

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Overcoming The Low Moments

by Suzanne D. Williams There are days when I have to force myself to smile. Any author knows what I mean – that plastic, I-don’t-want-to-hear-this expression that hides what you’re actually thinking. Because nothing should show how I really feel about negative reviews, low sales, or any of the other innumerable downers that […]

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