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10 Tips on Beta Reader Etiquette By Meg LaTorre-Snyder

Whether you are a seasoned writer with published works or are only now starting your journey as a wordsmith, there is one thing you will always need: feedback on your writing. Let’s be honest—after we complete a piece of writing, we may often perceive it as perfection...

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Nail that First Line with Laura Drake

I’m going to be teaching a two week course here at Savvy Authors in August about Beginning Pages, so I’ve been thinking a lot about first lines. Stephen King had something to say about the magnitude of a novel’s first line. “An opening line should invite the reader to...

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The Power of Description with Kerri-Leigh Grady

Think back to high school—I know, it’s a painful journey, but I promise we won’t stay long—and the books we were assigned to read, discuss, and evaluate. Think about the classics of American literature, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Aldous Huxley. Think back to the...

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Hearts and Handcuffs by Angela Knight

Starting August 8, 2016, I’ll be teaching a month-long class at Savvy Authors called “Writing Believable Police Heroes,” based on interviews I did with a number of senior officers with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office in Spartanburg, SC. This 300-man department...

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