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Bruce Luck
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Getchyer NaNo On
It’s time to get your NaNoWriMo on. I know, I know, it’s still early and you’re busy with other projects. But it’s out there, lurking, and the best way to succeed is to hit the ground running come November one. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is the annual N...

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Character Arc, part 2: the Lie, the Want, the Need
In a previous post, character arc was discussed. A ccording to KM Weiland, gaining an und erstanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author’s pursuit of the craft. Weiland is the creator of the Helping Writers Become Authors ...

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Character Arcs
A question came up in my writer’s group. One of my critique partners asked, would not my main character behave differently in that particular situation? That led me to wonder where the MC is along their character arc, which in turn caused me to ponder chara...

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Crappy first draft
The joy of a crappy first draft. Can there be joy in such a thing? According to the Publication Coach, Daphne Gray-Grant , there is. In fact, she says, “producing one is exactly what will turn you into a professional writer.” As writers, we may abhor that c...

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WIFYR faculty, part 2
Writing is a solo affair. It’s pretty much you, your computer, and your imaginary friends. That makes writing conferences all the more inviting to attend.  Not only can you pick up some great ideas and come out energized, you can get to hang with others, pe...

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WIFYR faculty, part 1
I don’t know how Carol Lynch Williams does it, but every year, she assembles a staff of top-notch faculty members. This year is no different.  Nine super writers will run the week-long morning workshops. Additionally, there will be five others one day a wee...

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WIFYR attendance options
Registration is now open for the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference, or WIFYR. The week-long event occurs in Sandy, UT of the week of June 15-19. This is a super writing conference and this year there are several options to fit varying bu...

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Conference season
Oh, to be in New York City right now. The annual SCBWI winter conference is in full swing and I would love to be there, too. Utah’s own James Dashner is giving the keynote on Sunday. It is the kick off to the 2015 writing conference season. The SCBWI is the...
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