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A wonderful, and I do mean wonderful, beta reader of mine found out my main character was black in the later half of my first chapter. When she did, she strongly suggested that I make my MC’s race clearer from the beginning (to “show her skin color” and “describe her neighborhood”)—because this beta had pictured someone who looked […]
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Linger.” Tell us about times in which you linger ~*~ That moment when you bond over literary favorites from your tween years. Did you used to read R. L. Stine, too?? Here’s a reblog that brought back memories. Thank you so much, Traveling with T. You’re awesome!
Hayley Igarashi, over at goodreads, compiled 15 close-up shots of certain book covers. Can you guess ’em all? I think so! Share your results and thoughts below, BUT no spoilers. That includes you, too, Johnny. Also, be aware that a good number of these covers are the US version, but don’t let that discourage you. […]
What makes a strong female protagonist/antagonist?
First impressions matter. They have a great impact in establishing or disguising a character’s true nature. But how much detail is enough to introduce a main character and still entice readers to flip to the next page?
First off, I’m so sorry for my inconsistency lately. I want to say LIFE, MAN, LIFE — but no excuses. I’m going to catch up on every post, comment, response post, and award I’ve been honored to receive. Expect appreciation posts throughout the week; no, this isn’t the guilt talking. You deserve it. Second, here’s my […]
Word Count: Some writers obsess over it, while others couldn’t care less. Either way, if you’re seeking publication, there will come a time when you’re asked for the estimated word count of your manuscript. Is 50,000 not enough? Is 115,000 tipping the scale? Most agents, editors, authors, and fellow bloggers agree that…