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Become Your Own Editor By Greta Gunselman

You’ve gone to the trouble of pouring your heart and soul into your characters, agonized over plot points, settings, and descriptions. You’ve rewritten and revised until words are little more than a blur on the paper or computer screen. Your story is finished....

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Learning Plot in Computer Science Class by Tricia Ballad

I’ve always been a writer. But when I sat down amidst a pile of college brochures to choose a major – the teenage equivalent of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” – and told my mother I wanted to be a writer, I saw her grey hairs sprouting before my eyes. She...

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The Inside Scoop on Tricia Ballad

Today we are getting the inside Scoop on Tricia Ballad. The Inside Scoop is the place to go to learn all about the members of the SavvyCrew, Instructors, and our tireless army of volunteers.  All the folks that keep SavvyAuthors cranking! Each week we’ll...

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Make Your Sex Scene Sing Not Suck by Jeffe Kennedy

I teach various workshops on sex in fiction quite often, which mean I hear a lot of the same questions again and again. Questions like: What makes a sex scene suck? Which tropes lead to epic eye-rolling? How can it be overcome? What makes a sex scene good? Is there a...

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