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Classes Starting the Week of May 6

Kill Boring Plots – What is your book really about? with Yvonne Walus  Compelling Characters with Ally Broadfield  How to Perfect Your Writing Techniques with L.C. Hayden Special Events, Programs, and Webinars starting this week WordWonders: Irene Roth’s Mentoring and Instruction Program for Writers ~ Continual Intake  MENTORING: Spring Session with June Diehl    See …
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Loglines – Essential if Querying or Self-Publishingby Laura Drake

A logline is important – for a query, of course, but it’s a wonderful start to a back cover blurb, if you’re self-publishing as well. It’s also a quick way to explain when someone asks what your book is about. But I like it for another reason. It helps me get into a marketing frame …
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Fatty Sentences—or Reducing Prepositional Phrases by Franca Pelaccia

Has an editor recommended you tighten your sentences by reducing excess fat? Have you wondered how when you edited to the bare bones? Think again. Among other things, you may have a case of superfluous prepositional phrases. Deleting them won’t damage the beauty and flow of your well-thought and over-revised sentences or the overall plot. …