Category Archives: GENERAL

2014 SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT!!

Congratulations to the following winners of my personal giveaways. 1. FACEBOOK – Megan Rigdon 2. TWITTER – Rachel — @cutsofpaper 3. MY BLOG COMMENTS – Olivia You have all been reply messaged but in case you miss it – please … Continue reading

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Quotes and Research in Embrace

Research is a vital tool for me, and on many levels. It serves to introduce historical anchors and provide a source of inspiration for potential story threads. It assists in achieving an element of integrity and believability. BUT in some … Continue reading

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THE STORY ARC AND THE EMOTIONAL ARC

Generally, a book has 3 plot points and a resolution. It sounds pretty simple, right? Well, that’s not always the case. Deciding on the definitive markers of a story is very difficult. It’s not unlike a song – you need … Continue reading

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LOVE ON THE PAGE VS. LOVE IN REAL LIFE

We spend so much time reading about our heroes and heroines love lives and deciding what we believe is the right outcome for them – but what about us? What about “real life”? Do you believe if you were watching … Continue reading

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