Monthly Archives: November 2010


Agents and editors are not our writing coaches. They’re not there to teach us how to fix mistakes we should have learned in craft classes and writing groups. If our manuscript is close, if it’s getting there but still needs … Continue reading

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Return from YALSA

I came back from the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) conference earlier this week. Rest assured, I’ll blog about that event soon. But today I want to talk about what happened when I left. The conference ended Sunday at … Continue reading

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VOICE – What it it?

Your author’s Writing Voice is the force that makes one reader hate your books, and (hopefully) thousands of readers love them. This voice isn’t about how the hero or heroine speaks. A character’s southern accent or stammer or expletive-laden manner … Continue reading

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