Category: Writing Tips

Voice and First Lines   Literary voice can refer to an author’s complete body of work—their quality, style, and character of writing. We might be able to identify the voices of Charles Dickens, Stephen King or Shel Silverstein by their …

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The Book Launch Event   In the same way that we bring our experience to writing, we bring our experience to launching a book. I hope to give you some ideas that might help you launch your baby. The book, …

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Metaphors and Similes Metaphors  A good metaphor makes my mind leap, flies me over a landscape, then, sets me down in a soft landing. Metaphors take “show-don’t-tell” to a higher level. Consider Nina LaCour’s “We Are Okay” (Dutton 2017) (winner …

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Writing Tips Show-Don’t Tell By Patricia Hruby Powell Show-Don’t-Tell is a writer’s adage and a technique that allows readers to experience a text through their senses and emotions—which is how most of us want to experience text. We want to …

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