5 posts tagged writing

Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice! You've been waiting so patiently for the next Arthur Grey adventure, so please enjoy a peek at the upcoming book 4 of The Discoveries of Arthur Grey! The Discoveries of Arthur Grey 4 Sneak Peek    

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Extra, extra! Blog all about it!

I realize there are probably kindergartners who are better about blogging than I've been lately. But I have a good excuse, I promise! I've been working hard on ... (drum roll, please!) ... the next book of the Arthur Grey series. And I am happy -- no, ecstatic, fired up, thrilled -- to announce that Book 3 is completed! Now it's time for that oh-so-necessary editing process to kick in. But now that the biggest work is done, I'll be better about popping in on my own blog. So, stay tuned for all ...

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Novel vs. Series

Do you remember your favorite series to read as a kid? You know, the ones you could plow through one book after the other, eating them up like brain candy? As a kid, I read lots of series, but I never really appreciated the difference between a series and a single novel until I started writing my own. I've written stand-alone novels, and now I have The Discoveries of Arthur Grey series underway. When readers used to ask me how long it took to write a book, I'd say, "a few months". But now, ...

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Hostile Take-Over! (When characters make up their own minds)

Have you ever heard a writer say something totally berserk, like “I tried to write a scene, but my character wouldn’t listen to me and started doing his own thing, and I had to rewrite the whole book!”? And you probably thought, "That’s the most schizophrenic thing I’ve ever heard -- that can’t happen!" Well I’m hear to tell you that can really happen. And I’m perfectly sane.    No, you’re not.    What? Who said that?    I did. You’re as sane as that cucumber over ...

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MidDle GRadE Writers

Once upon a time, I was a middle-grader writing mystery and adventure stories. So it's exciting for me to see boys and girls finding their own creativity through making up their own stories or poetry! In a video under five minutes, I've collected some tips on creative writing for the middle-grade writer.     http://vimeo.com/61774799  

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