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Anne Greenwood Brown's article (Fun with Literary Allusion) for Writer Unboxed serves as a tutorial.
Let’s talk about literary allusion. For some of you, it may be a literary device you haven’t thought much about since tenth grade English, but it is a technique that I love as a reader and turn to ...
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I hope you enjoy the first part of my four part metafiction short story -- Laureen's Submission. This part is set in a writer's den. Can you place yourself there?  Your hands are on the keyboard and you are getting reading to press send.
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A beautiful painting conjures lovely memories.
Do you have a clothesline story?
The sun, barely ripe on the bay’s horizon, offers the promise of warmth later in the day. The morning is still cool with a hint—an afterthought, really—of remaining mist. Hugging oneself in the mut...
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This is a helpful article about writing multiple POVs. 
For example:  'Your story can be told by multiple voices, but it's essential that one character be the one for whom the story matters most, who has the most to lose, or to whom the most important changes and challenges occur.'
But I wonder about books like Pillars of the Earth--a cast of characters with no clear lead character.
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Go beyond the five senses to bring your story to live for your reader.
When writing a story, using the senses to make scenes more vivid and visceral is simple and obvious advice. You want the reader to feel like they're right there with the characters, experiencing what they're experiencing. Using what the characters see, hear, smell, touch and taste will further ...
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Are book clubs too confining?
Mine is the path of the full book shelf, not the way of the book club. If you are a member of a book club, you must commit to a book, like you do a wedding ring. And the book may not even be chosen by you. It may be an arranged marriage. You must find meani...
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Will you choose your next read or will it be chosen for you? In this post, I weigh the pros and cons of belonging to a book club.
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Much thanks to this amazingly supportive community. I now have 2,500 Google + followers.
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Laureen's Submission (metafiction)
I hope you enjoy part one of this four part metafiction short story.  "Flower in my pond" photo by Leanne Dyck  This suburb of Victoria on Vancouver Island had no shortage of fascinating characters. And they existed in the most unlikely of places. The house...
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reviewing a chapter in The Holy Man by Susan Trott
I'm a member of a book club that is currently reading The Holy Man by Susan Trott . Each week, one of us delves more deeply into a chapter and presents our thoughts to the group. Here is my summary of a chapter.. . This chapter is appropriately named 'heart...
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In the Holy Man by Susan Trott, the reader is given the tools to live a healthier and happier life. In this post I review of the chapter titled 'heart' and share some life lessons.
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Learn how to harness and control insecurity to build a successful author career.  (Inspired by this inspiring article, I've written a blog post--scheduled to be post at the end of July.)
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Do you like writing short stories? Here are 13 reasons (thanks to Anne R Allen) why you should
by Anne R. Allen Mashable reported this week that the buzzword of the moment is "snackable content"—described as "bite-sized chunks of info that can be quickly 'consumed' by its audience." That's why short fiction is hot. Dit...
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Within the last five years, Leanne Dyck has been published in Island Writer, Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection and Island Gals magazines. In 2014, Leanne's creative non-fiction story -- Rising Above Expectations -- was included in the anthology My Gutsy Story.
To follow Leanne's author, please visit her blog (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca/
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Leanne Dyck has a growing social network of over 4,000 followers. Her blog (http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca) has received over 241,000 page views (since it was created on 10/10/10)
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Are book clubs too confining?
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My husband working on his Mother's Day present Mine is the path of the full book shelf, not the way of the book club. If you are a member of

Secrets of Successful blogging
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I created this blog on October 10, 2010. Today it has received over 117,000 page views. How did I do that? How did I build this successful b

Tips on Writing Blog Posts
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Today is this blog's anniversary. Over these last three years, my blog has grown from a faint idea to accumulating 169,000 page views. How d

Guide to performing an author reading on stage
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Dear Leanne, I know you're an introvert and you say you don't like to attract attention. However, I also know how much you love the stage. O

Errors in published books
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Photo by Leanne Dyck Anna set the book down on the end table beside her reading chair. It was an engaging tale written by a skilled author.

The Benefits of Blogging
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What can blogging do for you? What has blogging done for me? It's helped me to develop the habit of writing daily... I've set the goal to wr

What's wrong with punctuation marks?
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(rock art by Byron Dyck. Photo by Leanne Dyck) There are many similarities between Cockroach by Rawi Hage and Caught by Lisa Moore. Both boo

Reviewing Caught by Lisa Moore
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After reading and raving about February by Lisa Moore (here's the link to my review), I leapt at an opportunity to meet her in person. (I wr

Writing Picture Books
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I cared for infants, toddlers and pre-preschoolers in a day care centre for over fourteen years. Before that, I was a Sunday school teacher

CWILL panel at the VPL last night
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I had a great time meeting with some of my fellow CWILL authors at the VPL's panel discussion on Writing and Illustrating Children's Books.

Seven ways to help turn your son around
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Yes, today’s kids are heavily influenced by school, peers, and the media, but parents can and should reassert control to ensure they prosper

5 Writing Lessons from Tim Ferriss - eBooks India
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He's an author, entrepreneur, and investor whose work has made an impact on masses of people across the world. Here are 5 writing lessons fr

Fiction University: Finding the Right Critique Partners
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By S. Jae-Jones, @sjaejones. Part of the How They Do It Series The right critique partners can be worth their weight in gold, but the wrong

Why You Don't Need a Literary Agent (but You Might Want One)
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by Agent Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary Although Laurie McLean is not open to general queries, she will be accepting queries from readers who

MayneNews: Mayne Island Reading Challenge: Jan 1 to Jun 21
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As part of the Truth and Healing/Reconciliation process, the Mayne Island Library and the bookstore are challenging the community to read Th

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The book club at the big house: How reading makes a difference in prison
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Volunteers at federal prisons across the country are helping inmates foster a love of reading and the art of respectful conversation