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Leanne Dyck
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When you start out writing, like with any new skill, what you are doing just feels clumsy and deficient. The ugly truth is, the beginning stage is painful for novices of any field.
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Thank you for helping me find this book review. I enjoyed this book and the positive effect it had on me.
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Book review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Buy this book Well-crafted books are the product of careful research. How do you conduct the research for your books? Do you interview experts? Or do you draw from the body of knowledge you've obtained? Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice , attended Harvard ...
Buy this book Well-crafted books are the product of careful research. How do you conduct the research for your books? Do you interview experts? Or do you draw from the body of knowledge you've obtained? Lisa Genova, au...
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Seeing yourself in books makes books relatable to children.
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Contributed by Ronald L. Smith, Author The We Need Diverse Books movement took off shortly after Hoodoo, my middle grade debut, sold to Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I think this is an exciting time to be writing children’s literature, especially if you are writing about characters that fall outside the mainstream. I think publishers want these books, and are eager to find those that tell a great story...
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Last week was full of surprises. Please click on this link and scroll down to 'sharing my author journey' to read about them.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes was first published in the late 50s and reprinted in the mid-60s, mid-80s, early 90s and early 2000s. That's one popular book. One can only speculate as to why it is so popular. Is it th...
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Even though you helped me build my amazing blog, I still have a lot to learn--especially on how to write headlines. Enter Anne Allen...
Is your author blog getting crickets? by Anne R. Allen You finally did it. You started your author blog. You put up your first post. And the second and third and fourth… And…you’ve got crickets. Nobody’s reading your deathless prose. Sigh. Don’t give in to despair. It takes a while to build a readership. Usually …
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Just a reminder that I'm planning to publish my next blog post early--2 PM PST.
Buy this book Well-crafted books are the product of careful research. How do you conduct the research for your books? Do you interview experts? Or do you draw from the body of knowledge you've obtained? Lisa Genova, au...
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How can society better serve those with mental disabilities?
Answers to this question from the book Still Alice (fiction) by Lisa Genova as well as from my own life. Please click the link...
Buy this book Well-crafted books are the product of careful research. How do you conduct the research for your books? Do you interview experts? Or do you draw from the body of knowledge you've obtained? Lisa Genova, au...
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Sometimes an author, sometimes a book (if you're lucky) sharpens your craft simply by reading.
Thank you for helping me to find this book review.
What would you do to learn from a master storyteller? I'd highly recommend doing what I did. What would you do to watch your favourite author work? What Annie Wilkes did will make your skin crawl. How did I learn from ...
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Yesterday I started revising a mystery. Today I found this post.
Timely. Yes?
Whipping a novel into shape is a daunting task for many writers. The pain involved with trying to trim down and shape up all those scenes discourages us. And then there’s the battle with self-estee…
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Tips to help you work effectively with your first reader.
by Jodie Renner, editor & author; @JodieRennerEd (This article by Jodie Renner appeared on The Kill Zone blog on Mar. 8, 2014. Reposted here by the author.) So you’ve completed the first draft of your novel? Congratulations!...
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I wrote a review for that book. Where's the book? It was here just a second ago. (moves pile of paper) Nope. It's gone. What's the title? Nope. Can't remember. You know, it's the one about the man with low intelligence who undergoes an operation to get smart.
I spent too many years wishing I could take a pill or have operation so that I could become...
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(under a moody Mayne Island sky by Leanne Dyck) When shopping for a book do you pay more attention to the front or the back? I know me too. The front is far more engaging. The back...? Do you even read it? Most back c...
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Leanne Dyck blog has over 261,000 page views. Leanne has been published in seven magazines (Island Writer, Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection, Island Gals), through a small press and in two anthologies.

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Slow Dance by Bonnie Sherr Klein
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Pondering these passages from Slow Dance: A Story of Stroke, Love and Disability by Bonnie Sherr Klein We folks with disabilities sometimes

What Stephen King's Misery taught me about writing
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What would you do to learn from a master storyteller? I'd highly recommend doing what I did. What would you do to watch your favourite autho

Not Always Writing What You Know | CBC Diversity
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Contributed by Ronald L. Smith, Author The We Need Diverse Books movement took off shortly after Hoodoo, my middle grade debut, sold to Clar

I have worked with other freelance editors; of them all Susanne was the ...
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Whipping a novel into shape is a daunting task for many writers. The pain involved with trying to trim down and shape up all those scenes di

Book review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes was first published in the late 50s and reprinted in the mid-60s, mid-80s, early 90s and early 2000s. T

15 Questions for Your Beta Readers – and to focus your own revisions
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by Jodie Renner, editor & author; @JodieRennerEd (This article by Jodie Renner appeared on The Kill Zone blog on Mar. 8, 2014. Reposted here

The story behind the design: book sweater
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Marriage counsellors say that most couples fight over money. I can't remember arguing over this topic. However, I can remember fighting over

#reading: discussing The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibrub
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Just look who’s wandering in, hours late, and still wanting to talk. I’m sorry; all I can do is apologize. You see I had an early morning yo

Cockroach by Rawi Hage
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Buy this book In Montreal's restless immigrant community, our unnamed narrator is living in despair. Forced to visit a therapist after a sui

Sarren's Curse (short story) 2 of 2 by Leanne Dyck
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Re-capping part one: Plagued by her muse, Sarren desperately seeks Doctor Zimmerman's help. But instead of helping her, the doctor seems to

Fiction University: Three Easy Edits for Better Emotional Descriptions
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By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. The right word can mean the difference between connecting emotionally with a reader and having them forget a

Lasting Love (creative non-fiction)
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Happy Valentine's Day! This short story is dedicated to my parents. Even though it is short, it took many years to write. One reason may be

I have worked with other freelance editors; of them all Susanne was the ...
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For our final post that looks at best-seller first pages, we’re going to take a look at one of Rick Riordan’s Middle Grade novels. Riordan’s

I have worked with other freelance editors; of them all Susanne was the ...
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Over the last few weeks we’ve been taking a look at key moments in your novel’s structure. This week, before we get into the meat of my 10-2

Book review: Burn by Paula Weston
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After reading Shimmer (here's a link to that book review), I waited with eager anticipation for Burn--the fourth and final book in the serie

How to handle writer frustration and disappointment
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(all photos taken by Leanne Dyck on Mayne Island, BC, Canada) [L]earning how to endure your disappointments and frustration is part of the j

I have worked with other freelance editors; of them all Susanne was the ...
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For Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at excerpts from past posts on Live Write Thrive. Today’s post is from 5 Writer Goals to Help You Avoi

Editorial Staff Changes at Children's Book Publishers, and News of Publi...
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Month-by-month listings of where editors in the children's book industry have been hired, laid off, or moved--part of a children's book edit