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Chris Eboch
writing exciting stories for all ages
writing exciting stories for all ages

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Ancient Egypt Speaks to Kids Today: #History and Mystery for the Middle Grade Classroom
Today I'm celebrating the re-release of my middle grade mystery set in ancient Egypt, The Eyes of Pharaoh, via Spellbound River Press. I've been reaching out to social studies teachers, and we've already had an order for 290 copies (I'm assuming from a scho...

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On becoming an author, rejections, surprises, and how to survive the publishing journey.

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I'm sharing some of the process I went through in trying to craft a query letter for my latest novel on the Project Mayhem blog.

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Chris Eboch on Fantastic History: Bringing Legends to Life with Historical Fantasy
At a glance, historical fiction
and fantasy appear to be opposites. Historical fiction requires intensive
research to accurately portray a specific past time. In fantasy, the author may
create the setting from pure imagination. Yet some writers combine the ...

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Irish Middle Grade Historical Fiction
If you are looking for Irish middle-grade historical fiction, Celia Keenan writes that in her "reckoning, approximately one quarter of all Irish books for children consists of those predominantly of historical interest." Although this may be true, finding t...

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Check out my guest blog post on writing cliffhangers.

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#STORYSTORM The Parts of a Story or Article for Children
Jan. 1-31 is #STORYSTORM with Tara Lazar. Formerly known as #PiBoIdMo, the challenge is to come up with one new story idea each day of the month. To meet this challenge, it might help to think about what makes a story. The following is excerpt from  You Can...

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Jan. 1-31 is #STORYSTORM with Tara Lazar. Formerly known as #PiBoIdMo, the challenge is to come up with one new story idea each day of the month. How are you doing?

Some writers have no trouble finding ideas, and only need to find enough time to tackle them all. But a couple members of my critique group have wondered what to write next. Sometimes the wellspring of ideas seems empty.

To brainstorm new ideas, sit down with a few sheets of paper and ....

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Check out  The Genie’s Gift for free! The Genie’s Gift is a lighthearted action novel set in the fifteenth-century Middle East,
drawing on the mythology of The Arabian
Nights .             Thirteen-year-old Anise, shy and timid, dreads marrying the
man her ...

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#NewYear Resolution: Polish Your Novel for #NaNoEdMo
Did you do NaNoWriMo? Do your New Year’s resolutions include finishing or editing a novel? I’ll be teaching   Advanced Plotting: Keep Those Pages Turning   starting January 9, 2017. ADVANCED PLOTTING: Keep Those Pages Turning  by Chris Eboch START DATE:  Mo...
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