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Category: reading

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Is your writing all about the characters or all about the plot?

As a reader, do you prefer the characters steer the story, or are you an action fiend, hungry for the plot? Do you really want to get to know the people in the story, do you want to root for them and feel their pain and their excitement, or do you just want the action—conflict,…
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A Writing Lesson: The Drifter (A Peter Ash Novel) – Incorporating Sarcasm

I wrote a post a while ago discussing the importance of being an active reader if you’re a writer. Please notice, I said “active” reader—not just a reader. If you want to read actively, you need to pay attention to the way a writer writes. You need to notice the subtle as well as the…
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Writing + Reading = Better Writing

When I get a new client who comes to me and tells me that this is their first book, I’m always curious as to the amount of work it’s going to need. Sometimes we have to start at the very beginning and work on their plot structure, their character and conflict development, and their dialogue,…
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Reading Lessons: When Breath Becomes Air

I’m one month into the new year and holding true to my resolution to read more for both pleasure and to hone my skills as a writer and an editor. I’m enjoying myself too. I can’t say it enough: if you’re a writer, you need to read. Period. Paul Kalanithi offered many writing lessons in…
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Reading Lessons: A Man Called Ove: A Novel

So far, so good. I’m keeping up with my resolution to read more for pleasure. I know, I know. It’s only January 16, but still … I mentioned at the tail end of my last post that I’d started A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman and that even though I’d just started,…
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