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Take a Walk on the Wild, Weird and Wonderful Side of Setting by Tracy Koppel

Why do the craft books make such a fuss about setting? Many readers start skipping ahead when they come to a description. Even some writers admit to skipping descriptions. But in On Writing, Stephen King spends seven pages on description—and he isn’t spending those seven pages telling us to skip all descriptions. Instead, he says, …
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What makes a book good? By Yvonne Walus

Can you name a book that you and all your friends agree on? One that is unanimously considered either so brilliant it’s impossible to put down, or so bad it’s impossible to finish? If you can, you’re probably an exception. (Or you have a group of unusually like-minded friends.)   I can’t. Can’t name one …
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Classes Starting the Week of March 4

Web Design with WordPress with Terri Main Advanced Writing with Laura Drake Writing Blurbs that Sizzle—And Sell! with Karen Wiesner 10 Out of the Box Ways to Market Your Work in Progress with Patricia Fischer Special Events, Programs, and Webinars starting this week WordWonders: Irene Roth’s Mentoring and Instruction Program for Writers ~ Continual Intake  …
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Is Your Book’s Setting A Legitimate Character? By Yvonne Walus

What is a character? Can your book’s setting act as a character in the story? What does that even mean? Characters have morals, personality, emotions and mood swings. They want, they feel, they act. Most of all, they influence and plot. Often, they will also change themselves as the story progresses. How can a setting …