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Author Tips Tuesday – Crafting Your Best Story – Tip #3
 Those Beautiful, Horrible Beginnings

Where I do I start, I ask you, where do I start??? If you're like me, you've jumped around from starting position to starting position, pulling your hair out as you go. If you're not like me, well, lucky

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Author Tips Tuesday – Crafting Your Best Story – Tip #2 The Bones it Hangs On

In the last tip we talked about developing the Great Idea to the point where we have a file full of notes and an idea of the beginning, middle and end. What's the next step? Building your structure. Understanding

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Author Tips Tuesday – Day 1 of Crafting Your Best Story

I've put together a workshop (and will soon release a workbook) called CRAFTING YOUR BEST STORY 26 Tips to Get You to The End. It's based on a e-book I giveaway for signups to my young adult readers,

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Author Tips Tuesday – Scrivener

Last week I made a list of software and websites  that I use all the time as an author/publisher, promising to breakdown how I use each one. The first up is Scrivener. I am a big fan of Scrivener. It's

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Author Tip Tuesday – My Favorite Software and Websites

Every author has a number of software they like to use to get the job of writing and publishing done. Today I'm going to give you my list, and then in subsequent Tuesdays I'll tell you more about how they

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Author Tip Tuesday – Crafting Your Best Story, 26 writing tips to get you unstuck

If you don't already know, I write lower YA otherworldly novels as Elle Strauss. A while ago I blogged on writing tips directed at the young adult writer and the writers of young adult books. It's was

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