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J. L. Stovall
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Big Sur Writers Conference Review (Andrea Brown Literary Agency)
OVERVIEW: After the Tennessee Writer’s Workshop, I was eager to go to
the Big Sur Writers Conference. I wasn’t excited about the long trip to
California though. The ladies at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA) recently
announced they were branching out wit...
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Tennessee Writer’s Workshop Review (Chuck Sambuchino Workshops)
Now that I’m over two years into the Author World, I felt it
was important to start going to workshops and conferences. My first conference
was the Tennessee Writer’s Workshop which is the equivalent to the Kentucky
Writer’s workshop and lots of others in w...
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A Workshopping I Will Go ...
I haven’t written any posts in a while. That’s because I’ve
been working steadily on Book 1.5 and Book 2. I’ve also been preparing for my
first writer’s workshop. Last year I regretted not going to two
conferences/workshops that were in driving distance. So...
A Workshopping I Will Go ...
A Workshopping I Will Go ...
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End of Year Wrap Up
Another glorious year has graced us with its presence and now it’s gone forever, only existing in our memories. This year was a blessing for me. Although I did go through some sad times, the happy more than outweighed the bad. I finalized DAWN OF SHADOWS (M...
End of Year Wrap Up
End of Year Wrap Up
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Writing Basics – Plotting II – Getting Down and Dirty with My Antag
This weekend I put aside some time to start into Book 2 of THE MESSENGERS. Autumn (one of my characters) has been pestering me about continuing with the series, especially since she has a little more page-time in this book. After a few words – oh maybe 20 o...
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Writing Basics - Plotting
Now that character is out of the way, or at least a broad
scope of ways to create realistic characters, we can move on to plotting.
Plotting is simply the series of events that create your story. When I’ve
helped other writers, I’ve noticed that plotting co...
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Character Depth and Levels
Recently, I did a beta read for an author I met on the SCWBI
board. The book wasn’t bad, but I noticed a few reoccurring issues that I felt
needed to be addressed.   I sent her my
analysis, and she was overjoyed in my review. (At least she put up a good fro...
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Why My Antagonist Is the Most Important Character in My Stories
I run into writers all the time who have this great –
awesome – spectacular idea and have already created the perfect set of
characters. The protagonists are witty, smart, funny, strong, brave, etc. They
are everything that someone could aspire to. Yet, whe...
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A Different Type of Middle Grade Angst
Yesterday, I read about an eleven-year-old that killed an
albino deer. It’s causing an Internet uproar. No matter what side anyone is on,
it made me think about my Middle Grade stance that I wrote about here . As a child/teen the first book that I truly lik...
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