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The Pro Rookie: What Price Success? by Liz Crowe

I made a Facebook post at some point last week that was a heartfelt question: “Figuring out the meaning of one’s own ‘success’ is one of the hardest things about being on Facebook isn’t it?” Now, this could be taken as a direct contradiction of one of my earlier Liz...

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Do Your Characters Talk the Talk? by Joni M. Fisher

Remember the last time you read dialogue and it didn’t sound genuine? Something was off, odd or just not quite believable? Perhaps the wording did not suit the character. For example, unless a man is a decorator, painter or artist, he won’t point to a color and call...

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DRAMATIST’S TALE: Respect vs. Exploitation by Sally J. Walker

When we throw around the word “exploitation” most people understand its meaning, if not its positives and negatives. Someone is using the subject to further their own interests. FAMOUS PEOPLE The news media latches onto high profile dramas. News hounds maintain the...

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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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