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  • Book Review: Characters and Viewpoint

    Book Review: Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card

    (Affiliate link) Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be made   This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson […]

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  • Book Review: 5 Steps to a Better Blurb

    Title: 5 Steps to Better Blurbs Written By: Julie C. Gilbert Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any Introduction: If you have trouble with writing blurbs (and what author doesn’t?), you need to read this book. Faith BlumFaith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, […]

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  • Book Review: Write Well

    Title: Write Well Written By: Rachelle Rea Cobb Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any ages Introduction: If you are a writer who has problems with grammar, this is the perfect book for you. Rachelle has lots of great tips given in a funny way that entertains as well as teaches. Faith BlumFaith Blum is a […]

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  • Christian Fiction Part 2: Self-Confidence

    This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Christian Fiction

    How many times have you heard a fictional character given a pep talk to boost their self-confidence? “Believe in yourself” and “follow your heart” are oft-repeated phrases on film and paper. In a character’s darkest hour, where do they turn for help? How do they rise above defeat and conquer the unconquerable? The answer time […]