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Autumn in Passing

As fleeting as leaves changing. To read the new poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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Book of Life

Containing joy and happiness, but not everything nice. To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.

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Is Being a “Good” Girl Hurting Your Career? Why “Bad” Girls Become Best-Sellers

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Today is a repost because of a death in the family last week. But you know what? Life moves on.  I chose this post because we all need a good kick in the…

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We are the last humans. What are we going to do with that responsibility?

Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
The revelation this week that a new species of extinct human – H. naledi – has been found in South Africa begs a whole lot of questions. For me, it also reinforces the responsibilities we have today…

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Choosing a Genre—Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 7

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Understanding structure helps us write cleaner and faster. Whether we plan every detail ahead of time or just intuitively have the architecture in our head, structure makes the difference between a workable first…

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Is Your Story PRIMAL?—Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 6

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Geiko Caveman. Okay, so if you have read all the blogs in this series, you should understand what makes a scene vs. a sequel, understand the three-act dramatic structure. You also understand that…

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Your Novel in ONE Sentence—Anatomy of Story Part 5

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
I used to try to teach from the perspective of an editor, but I found that my thinking was flawed. Why? Because editors are like building inspectors. We have skills best used on…

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Is Your Idea Strong Enough? Story Structure Part 4

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Whether we are traditionally published, indie published or self-published, we must connect with readers and tell a great story. Structure is the “delivery system” for our story, so it’s wise to make it as solid as…

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Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story 3—Opposition

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Ah, structure. We are discussing the fundamentals of story. No skeleton and our story is a puddle of primordial adverb ooze. In Part One, we talked about the micro scale of fiction the…

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Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story—Part Two

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Mike Licht Last post, I started talking about the dreaded topic…structure. I write these posts because I really DO want you guys to succeed and as…

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