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Vanessa Scott
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This is great advice for #authors  using Twitter!

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Kicking of the #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop  with a blog post about a writing technique that helps you get to know your characters thus ensuring a deeper a story.

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Book Review: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
I know this week's blog was supposed to be about find a job that you love and that actually allows you to use your degree, but this week has been long and tiring and I would love to put more effort into that post. So, instead I am going to review a book. I ...

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The Importance of Word Choice
Have you every read a short story or a book that felt off? The story itself was good but something just didn’t feel right. There is a good chance that it was poor word choice that was throwing you off. The way I see it, one of the most important things a wr...

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Change: A Story Needs It
Last week I ranted about the changes that I am currently going through and I promised to share how one could use that change in their writing. Well, how do you use what you’re going through in your life in your writing? Keep a journal. Writing about your fe...

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Change is the Only Constant
Lately it feels like everything in my life is changing. We have recently sold our first home and are moving into a new one, but we haven't closed on the new house yet. I feel like I am in limbo in our temporary shelter, living out of a suitcase and never fe...

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Name That Book
I believe that a compelling story needs an equally compelling title.  Why? Titles matter. Think about the titles of the most beloved books in literature and you will find that they are not only unique but also memorable. Same goes for the books on the best ...

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It's Not Goodbye. It's See You Later.
Tomorrow marks the end of an era. Hate him or love him, Donald Trump will become the President of the United States. He doesn’t deserve it and sure as hell doesn’t have the temperament for it. He is not “my” president. Even saying that, I truly do wish him ...

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Computer Woes
I would like to apologize if this post ends up making no sense. I took some strong cold medicine and it has made me pretty loopy.  I swear, it's been a long time since my body hurt this much. My face feels like someone has punched it and my throat is throbb...

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Going Beyond the Big Picture
After I do my cutting and deepening drafts I move on to actually editing. My personal editing style has two steps: macro and micro-editing. The macro editing is still in the realm of the big picture and that is why I do it before I micro-edit. The things I ...
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