Always good information from Ms Weiland. Here is a recent post about how and why to use paragraph breaks. To help us all make reading an even more pleasant experience for the people we write for!
Writers must use paragraph breaks to direct a reader’s experience of the story’s action and pacing. Here are three guiding principles to keep in mind.
Source: Critique: How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide the Reader’s Experience – Helping Writers Become Authors
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I get Dan Blank’s e-newsletter and this week he talks about the power we have as writers with the idea that we are starting a new year so we have the opportunity to move forward with ideas we might have as writers. This allows us to take advantage of the time we have and start telling the story you want to share – to make a plan!
I thought you might like to listen to the podcast he did with New York Times bestselling author Thomas Greanias. Come to find out, Thomas is from my neighboring state of Illinois!
Today I’m excited to share my interview with New York Times bestselling author Thomas Greanias. What jumped out at me the most was his advice to writers, and how they have a power that they o…
Source: “Don’t lose faith and quit on yourself.” My Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Thomas Greanias – WeGrowMedia – Dan Blank
Do you have a short piece of fiction or non-fiction (up to 6,500 words), poetry (1-5 poems) or black and white photography (1-5 images) that “examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest” then the new Midwest Review writing contest might be for you. Entry fee is a tolerable $15, with a $500 cash price in each category possible and publication in Midwest Review.
Deadline is December 1.
Thought you might like to know.
Happy Turkey Day!
Wishing you many blessing to be thankful for
(including having fun dancing with your bird :))
Midwest Review seeks writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest.
Source: Submissions | Midwest Review
I saw this on the Book Designer site, so I’m sure it’s legit. Thought you might want to know if you hadn’t already heard. I changed my password!
By Nate Hoffelder. We’ve been contacted by a couple of our readers who have, unfortunately, had their Createspace accounts hacked, and we felt this was something you all needed to be aware of.
Source: Hackers Are Targeting Createspace Author Accounts – The Book Designer
Ever have trouble figuring out names for your characters? It’s not usually an issue I have, though I have made the mistake of naming 2 characters with the same first name, kind of (Lilly and Lilly Mae). I did it on purpose because one was white and one was black and it was a way to make a point, but it did give me a few issues when both characters were in the same room.
Another good place to look for names – your local obituaries! Helps with matching age and ethnicity with a name choice.
Valerie Biel, on her blog, with Kristin Oakley, discusses naming character and gives us lots of different reference posts on the topic.
Source: Naming Your Characters | Valerie Biel