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I've been a teacher for so many years, I've developed an ingrained desire to
help others learn. The fact I'm a new author and still learning myself
means I remember what it's like to hit those brick walls. As well, I
remember those things I've learned through my mistakes and from the
many writing classes and workshops I've attended. With that in
mind, I'd like to share with you.
you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me . . . or
speak with me at a convention. I'm always happy to help and will
try to respond to questions quickly.
Here's a few of my writer tips:
How to Critique
Forming a Writer's Group
Ending Writer's Block
Structuring an Idea into a Story
World-Building Foundations -- Building a Solid World
Giving Your Characters Character
So, if I know so much, do I get everything right? Certainly not. Even knowing what I'm attempting to achieve doesn't mean I achieve it. Knowing is understanding the concept. The ability to do it correctly is applying the concept. And
so like you and countless other authors, I'm always striving to improve
my craft and hopefully learning from each new mistake. After all,
we're only human. And humans, being imperfect creatures, cannot
create perfection. Therefore there isn't anything we've ever
created that couldn't be improved.
As I learn more, I'll
try to remember to update my tips and add new topics. If there
are any topics anyone would like me to address, please contact me and
let me know your questions.
As a final note, if you ever
receive feedback from an editor be grateful. Not all editors have
the time or take the time to offer their opinion. Remember, the
editor is the first reader you must entertain with your story.