Change Matters: How to Write Stories that Grip Readers & Don’t Let Go – Written By Kristen Lamb

Change Matters: How to Write Stories that Grip Readers & Don’t Let Go – Written By Kristen Lamb

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Thank you so much, Kristen Lamb, for another educational blog post on how to write stories properly and keep the reader interested. We all appreciate your hard work!


Change is one of those concepts that gets a mixed reaction. Depending on personality and/or age group, change could be welcomed…or greeted with a metaphorical shotgun at the metaphorical door. While change is necessary for all living things to grow and thrive, plants have proven far more open to this notion than people.

I’m betting it’s because plants don’t overthink everything…unless they’re orchids which are high-maintenance and die while writing bad haiku (if they had hands and pen and paper).

Existential plants have a far tougher time, unlike weeds. Weeds just roll with anything that comes their way, and that’s why we can pour concrete over them and it’s no big deal. They simply mumble to the nearby crabgrass, “Hold my beer…

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Writing Rules vs. Writing Fashion: Should Writers Follow Fashion Trends? – Written by Anne R. Allen

Writing Rules vs. Writing Fashion: Should Writers Follow Fashion Trends? – Written by Anne R. Allen

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Fashion. It sounds frivolous, but it has serious effects on us all.

Right now, women are getting beard-burn from kissing men who sport the fashionable romantic-hero three-day stubble. And mothers are stifling their disappointment when their golden-haired boys get the fashion-victim shaved-sides hairdo that makes them look like a cross between Kim Jong Un and the Last of the Mohicans.

And have pity on the people over 40 who are hunched over their computers trying to decipher text from the latest fashion in web design: a tiny, palest-gray font on a white background.

Alas, fashion favors the young.

Writing fashion is hard on us too. Fashion dictates a good deal of what gets published these days, and it’s constantly changing. Write like Thackery, Kipling, or Walter Scott and you’re unlikely to find a publisher or an audience. That’s because writing fashions have radically changed in the last two hundred years…

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Surprisingly Progressive Pirates

05 Friday Mar 2021
Posted by Nicholas C. Rossis in Fun Historical Facts

As a kid, when I thought of pirates I dreamed of absolute freedom with plenty of swashbuckling.

When I grew up, I realized that pirates were bloodthirsty savages who deserved to be strung for their unforgivable crimes against countless civilians. So terrible was their presence in the Mediterranean that until last century parents would leave inland plots to their sons and coastal ones to their daughters, as the latter had practically no value (with the advent of tourism, of course, these girls’ descendants became rich).

So, I was surprised to discover today that, for a brief moment in history between the 17th-18th century, a golden age of piracy burst into life against all odds and burned bright for a century.

Talking about the book: Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks — Charlene Newcomb

Title: Captain Moxley and the Embers of the EmpireAuthor: Dan Hanks A bit about the author ‘I’m a writer and editor based in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with my human family and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick. Repped by Sara Megibow of KT Literary, I’m also one of the co-founders of the OcTBR Challenge, and write books, screenplays […]

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How to write a logline for your novel — Nail Your Novel

What’s a logline? It’s a sentence or two that illuminates the main theme or story question. Sometimes it’s included on the cover, but not always. Sometimes a subtitle performs the same function as a logline – not so much with novels, but common with non-fiction, memoir and even short stories. Even if you don’t intend […]

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7 Tips to Adding Fear Into Fiction — Legends of Windemere

Yahoo Image Search Even if you don’t write horror, you may want to include some fear in your stories.  From fear, we can create hope and relief.  We can also drive people into despair and sadness.  It’s a fascinating jumping point for so many stories.  Yet, one does come off a little depraved if they […]

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La Rebelión De Los Niños — Cristina Peri Rossi / Children’s Rebellion by Cristina Peri Rossi (spanish book edition) — David, earth planet , knopfler and a humble man

Una autora que consigue convertir en infinitamente enormes los detalles en apariencia más insignificantes de la vida. Que convierte el “mundo real” de los adultos en sólo cuatro palabras aprendidas y a los niños en verdaderos filósofos sedientos de verdad. Describe un futuro distópico regido por una dictadura opresiva, en la cual las generaciones más […]

La Rebelión De Los Niños — Cristina Peri Rossi / Children’s Rebellion by Cristina Peri Rossi (spanish book edition) — David, earth planet , knopfler and a humble man

“Breve storia dei capelli rossi” – G. Podestà — Books & Cuddles

BREVE STORIA DEI CAPELLI ROSSI – G. Podestà CASA EDITRICE: Graphe.it Edizioni ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE: 2020 PREZZO DEL CARTACEO: €8,00 PAGINE: 79 Fin dall’alba dei tempi c’è una sorta di attrazione-repulsione nei confronti dei “pelo rosso”. Belli e particolari a vedersi ma, proprio per la loro rarità, molto spesso percepiti come inaffidabili, diversi e, addirittura, […]

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