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Imperfect Love

Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby...

Rebecca Talley

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He Said, She Said: Dialogue Tags

Many new writers complain that using “said” is too boring. They want to liven up their writing with new and different tags. The problem with using tags other than “said” is that 1) they call attention to themselves and draw …

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Writing Conferences

Writing conferences can be valuable opportunities to hone your skills and network with other writers and industry professionals. Be sure to research a conference to understand what it offers. Some conferences are geared toward novice writers while others are designed …

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Heaven Scent


She’d wanted her father to pay more attention to her, and she’d wanted her family to be like it used to be. She hadn’t wanted everything to change so drastically that she may not even survive it. As Liza proves …

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Credibility in Writing Fiction

Credibility in your writing is crucial if you want readers to suspend disbelief and immerse themselves in your story. For example, I’ve watched a television show that’s set in a city in California with which I’m very familiar. I know …

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Writing Ideas

I’m often asked where I find my ideas. My picture book, Grasshopper Pie, was based on an experience I had when my children tried to feed me a live grasshopper. I tweaked the experience enough to make it an interesting …

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