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How long will you wait to resolve a cliffhanger?

I just finished Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s a good story, but if you’ve only seen the movie, you probably won’t follow this book. This is not a review of the book, but … Continue reading

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Never stop researching

I took a trip out to Western Maryland on Friday to do some research for Saving Shallmar. I’ve finished the first draft, but I tracked down someone else who lived in the town and took the opportunity to talk to … Continue reading

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Why you should write for regional magazines

I like writing for regional magazines. Some writers are all about getting into the big-name magazines, and that’s fine. I like writing for them occasionally, too. However, the bread-and-butter side of non-book income is writing for magazines so I need … Continue reading

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Check out these great writer’s websites!

During last week’s meeting of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade, we looked at some of the favorite writer’s websites of our members. These are sites that have lots of useful information for writers. We took a look at each of the … Continue reading

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The benefit of drafts and hindsight

Have you ever looked back at your older writings and wondered how you could have written that? Maybe the imagery was simplistic, the grammar poor, or the story cliché-ridden. I have. One of the things I like about being an … Continue reading

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Recharged and ready to go!

So I’m back from a three-day weekend in Lancaster, Pa., for the 31st annual Pennwriters Conference. Once again, this conference did not disappoint. I went looking for some tips to better marketing myself, and I found plenty of that. One … Continue reading

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Writers write, but how much?

I write a lot. I know I write a lot, but when I actually count the words I’m writing, it doesn’t seem like a lot. I write 16-20 newspaper columns and magazine articles a month and probably average two books … Continue reading

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