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Amy Nibert
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Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
I got the Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde as a birthday gift. Started reading it on my vacation. A lot of nice short stories in here. My favorite so far is the Nightingale and the Rose. Wanted to share a line from it that was very true to me. "What a si...
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The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher
I first learned about this book from my coworker. His cousin wrote this book, the Wig in the Window, by Kristen Kittscher. It's a Middle Grade (8-12 year old), 368 page novel. I loved the concept of two girls playing detective. Immediately I was drawn into ...
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Winter Goal Update
Here's an update to my winter break goal: I finished Save the Cat and figured out the muddy middle to my plot! At least for now it works, I'm sure I'll have to go back and change some details but at least I have an outline.  Writing out the beats was really...
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Dream Big But Be Thankful
I set some goals for this winter break so I'm not being lazy. First one, I need to finish Save the Cat, because everyone keeps telling me this will help me figure out my plot problem. It's a book for screenplays but also works well for novels. Second one, I...
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Sophie's Squash and The Gruffalo
I like to buy my nieces books, because they have enough clothes and toys already. Unless they MUST have those plush Frozen dolls, then I give in. But for my 1.5 year old niece who can't tell me what she wants, I bought her 2 books, Sophie's Squash by Pat Zi...
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Writers Block
I've been in sort of a writing funk lately. The dreaded middle shudder is falling flat and I don't know what to do about it. I'm at around page 66 with my writing group. But once it gets to be around page 110 they're going to be like, "Whaaat???" because ...
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My Words of Motivation
Sometimes I wonder, what if I put in all this work, and I never succeed? But then I remind myself, you only fail if you quit. And if I never get published, I know I gave it my all. I will have no regrets or doubts. My hope for you, if you can't find your mo...
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The First Line
You have to hook your readers with the first line. Rewritten it so many times and will probably rewrite it again. Here it is, currently:         “Is
it alive?” Jack poked its pale, rubbery arm with a stick. “Yuki, check if it’s
breathing.”        
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Still Dreaming
When I was fifteen and almost failing English class, I decided I wanted to write a book. Why would someone who hated the subject at school suddenly want to write a book? An idea came to me when I was washing the dishes and I had to get it out. I wrote that ...
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