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How a viewpoint Tells the Story

How a viewpoint Tells the Story

       Whose story is it? Which character is giving the reader the gateway into the book? Decide early. Trust me, it saves hours of rewriting. Usually, the story is told from the protagonist’s point of view. We want our readers to empathize with…

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Reluctant to Start?

Reluctant to Start?

Reluctant to Start? You have an idea. You want to write a book. You are almost afraid to start. You’ve decided which age level you want as your audience. Now what? Once you know what you want to write–fiction, nonfiction, history, adventure–and who your target…

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The framework of a story

The framework of a story

Stories share structural frames. Readers expect a certain framework. Stories have characters, a setting and some kind of plot. Somebody, somewhere, does something. The stories we had read to us children, whether they were about pirates, rabbits or toads, likely revealed a structure of beginning,…

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Why would anyone read our books?

Why would anyone read our books?

  Why would anyone read our books? Because they want to participate in the world we create. Readers will read our books with the passion of a collector if they feel an emotional connection to our characters, and they care about them. They care when…

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New Book – New Tour

New Book –  New Tour

  Writing for Children and Young Adults by Marion Crook  Blog Tour Schedule                                                          September 20—October 3, 2016 September…

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