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Gotta Read It! Book Review #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Gotta Read It!: Five Simple Steps to a Fiction Pitch that Sells By Libbie Hawker This month I’m reviewing the writing craft book: Gotta Read It!, an excellent book on how to create the perfect blurb for your book. Writing a blurb is hard, almost harder than writing a book. Why is it we can write…

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The Five Whys #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Secret of the Five Whys The secret of the five whys is known to a few writers, but it’s such an awesome way to know your characters and thus make plotting easier, that we had to share. Feel free to pass it on. A long time ago, when I started writing, a friend (hey,…

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The Dreaded Passive Voice #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Dreaded Passive Voice Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a low-life snob when it comes to using passive voice in writing. I’m better than that. I know enough not to let the dreaded passive voice into my sentences. When I critique someone else’s work, you can bet I’ve commented on the number of times they…

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