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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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  • Book Review: 112 Christian Authors…

    Title: 112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists Compiled By: C. J. Darlington Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any Christian Writer Introduction: If you write Christian books, even if you aren’t published yet, you need to read this book and keep it handy. I started reading it because my writing […]

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  • Book Review: Outlining Your Novel

    This is the first in a series of book reviews. On the third Friday of every month, I’m hoping to share a book review of the writing books I have read recently. We’re starting off with Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland. Title: Outlining Your Novel Written By: K.M. Weiland Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: […]