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Imperfect Love

Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby...

Rebecca Talley

My newest novel, Imperfect Love, is on sale July 1st through midnight July 7th for only $.99 Here is the link to purchase. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, so if you could tell your friends, I’d …

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When writing fiction, it’s important to understand the techniques of writing effective and realistic dialogue. Dialogue in fiction is quite different from speech in real life. Mimicking true conversation won’t be effective in a story. Listen to a few conversations …

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In Writing Fiction: Scene, Part 1, I discussed what each scene requires: goal, conflict, and disaster. Now for Part 2.

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Don’t underestimate the power of foreshadowing. A common complaint from readers is that something happens in a novel “too unexpectedly.” If that’s the case, the author has neglected to foreshadow the event properly. Foreshadowing is an art. Giving too little …

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Cindy Rae Hale’s Writing Process

I think it’s a great idea to share different writing processes so we can learn from each other. I asked Cindy Rae Hale, author of Destiny and Synchrony to share her writing process. How does my writing process work? Back …


Creating a Character’s Backstory Part 1

A character’s backstory is important to your story. You won’t use all that you create as the character’s backstory, but knowing it will help you create deeper, more interesting characters.

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