Monthly Archives: September 2017

Pinterest Anniversary

Pinterest anniversary and report card Today is my Pinterest anniversary. Not the day I signed up. That’s lost to history. Instead, today marks the anniversary of my last day of Summer Tannhauser’s Pinterest Power FREE 5 Day course. On this day one year ago, I had a whopping 73 Pinterest followers. On April 15, 2017,…

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200 posts and What I’ve Learned

Celebrate! I’ve written 200 posts since I started blogging on 6/23/09. That’s 99 months ago, which means I’ve averaged two blogs a month. I’m sure weeks passed with no activity, followed by Tasmanian devil typing. It’s only fitting that today’s post centers on links with writing advice, as I’ve made it a practice to share…

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9 Rules for Better Dialogue #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

9 Rules for better dialogue One way to make your characters memorable, is to give them better dialogue. Dialogue is a key component to any fictional work. It serves many purposes: Moves the story forward Defines characters (background, cultures, etc) Entertains Sets mood, tone, time, and space Adds tension Adds conflict Gives information Controls pacing…

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