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    Discussion Welcome to my query intensive!

    Do we post our queries each day or not? Thanks.
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    Lecture Welcome to The Ins and Outs of Writing a Series

    Hi. I'm Kathy Panzella from Atlanta, Ga. I wrote an animated children's pilot/script, then wrote it into a chapter book. I joined this class to improve my ideas and bible for the rest of the series. Here's a pitch from my query letter: CANTAR THE MAGIC GUITAR is first in the MELODY’S MUSICAL...
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    Discussion Mini-Assignment: Time to Apply

    sorry, don't have time this morning but I will consider these factors in my own writing. Thank you.
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    Discussion Mini-Lesson Part 2 *Read Before The Examples

    All the openings are about partnerships. An assassin, a drug runner, a detective are only similar in that each is a strong protagonist. Odd???
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    Discussion Introduction to Historical Research 101

    It's interesting to see the people here either from or writing about Virginia where I grew up. History is in my blood. I am related to George Washington on my mother's side and Thomas Jefferson on my father's side, I inherited a bed from Governor Tazwell's house. My grandmother's cousin was...
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    Discussion Intro: Welcome to Reading Like A Writer

    Kathy Panzella WINDS OF WAR or WAR AND REMEMBRANCE by Herman Wouk historical adventure: WINDS OF WAR or WAR AND REMEMBRANCE
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    Lecture Lesson 4

    Gotta ask? Are you a pilot? I'd like to read more. [email protected], Kathy Panzella
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    Homework Before We go, Can you comment on my revised beginning???

    I can't open the file. Please email it to me [email protected], thanks.
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    Lecture LESSON 2

    Can you explain more about an omniscient POV? Have a narrator? The debt is his catch 22 with Nancy. Essentially it is him saying goodbye because they don't speak until he gets back to the US. So 6 weeks apart.. thanks.
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    Can you explain more about an omniscient POV? Have a narrator? The debt is his catch 22 with...

    Can you explain more about an omniscient POV? Have a narrator? The debt is his catch 22 with Nancy. Essentially it is him saying goodbye because they don't speak until he gets back to the US. So 6 weeks apart.. thanks.
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    Lecture Lesson 3

    List the things that make your main character memorable. It might be something unusual, empathetic, their attitude or personality. What do you think is important to show about your main character in the first chapter? A personality trait: He is confident, polite to his bookie, honest with...
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    Lecture LESSON 2

    Assignment 2 Kathy Panzella CLIPPER is an action-adventure historical novel based on a true story The names of all of the characters who appear in these pages and their roles. Protagonist: Dennis, the co-pilot love interest: Nancy, his girlfriend secondary character: The questions you...
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    Lecture LESSON 1

    HI Sandy. Just wondered what the class schedule will be. How often will we get a lesson? Thanks, Kathy
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    Appreciate your comments. The prologue takes place 3 years earlier. Has crew smelling a funny...

    Appreciate your comments. The prologue takes place 3 years earlier. Has crew smelling a funny smell then the plane explodes. Pieces rain down on a passing ship below The ship captain fishes out a photo of Pearl Harbor with Japanese characters on it, foreboding danger. I need the story to start...
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    Lecture LESSON 1

    Assignment 1 Lesson 1 Who is the main character? The co-pilot Dennis What do they want to accomplish by the end of the story? get home safely, back to girlfriend inner fear to overcome: Dennis fears commitment and his job reflects this since he is away half of the month or more. problem to...
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    Lecture Introduction

    Hi. I'm Kathy Panzella. I live in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga. USA ( home of the 1996 Summer Olympics!!) My cousins live in Australia and I hope to visit someday. I've written a script which I turned into a pilot/novel for a children's chapter book series about a little girl and magical instruments...
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    Lecture Workshop Handout

    Thanks! Very informative class!
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    Lecture Lesson 7

    Exercise 1. How have you tried tracking the main plot and subplots of your previous stories? What worked and what did not? Share with the group. The main plot is Melody interacting with a magical musical character in her home and in the world of magic. The subplots involve the neighborhood...
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    Lecture Lesson 3

    1. My series is the second type. Each book can be read separately. Melody will have an adventure with a different character in each book. The last book will show the orchestra playing together. 2. Will include: Name of series MELODY'S MUSICAL ADVENTURES Name of individual book titles book 1 is...
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    Lecture Lesson 4

    1. Why is this item important to the story? Magic/magical systems (primarily for fantasy) Melody travels to other worlds via magic. Culture Melody learns how each musical instrument/character was created, each in a different country. Language Each instrument speaks a different native language...