Chopping off the Fish Head


I have been waiting for several months for the latest revision to perk a bit on the back burner before jumping back in. Just before I turned in my manuscript for the SCBWI conference critiques,…

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Prompt me?


Last night’s SCBWI meeting was great fun. Pat Miller brought writing exercises from her favorite writing books. She sure can pick ’em – both the books and the exercises were terrific. Her handout featured a…

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Reimagine


At our SCBWI meeting this month, three Houston SCBWI writers, Vonna Carter, Millie Martin and  Lynne Kelly Hoenig discussed a Darcy Pattison seminar they had attended on rewriting their books. Interestingly enough, the spin that this…

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Writing that Makes Sense – part one – Sight


I shared a revised scene in critique group this week that got me thinking again about how to add sensory detail to writing. Here is the clip from the story: The crisp air of the…

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Read It Out Loud


Better yet, get someone else to read it for you. I was reintroduced to this wonderful practice last month when I attended my second SCBWI-Houston meeting. I was pretty excited about finding a knowledgeable critique group…

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