Tag Archives: C. Michael Fontes

Pitch Contest @ Beyond Words

Sorry I’ve been away for so long.  The disadvantage of toddler, working, commuting, and a class with way tooooooo much reading of not-very-fun technical books.  Anyhow, I saw a post from Janet Sumner Johnson about a pitch contest with Victoria … Continue reading

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Defining your characters through their speech

To assume you don’t write in a voice, and therefore refuse to understand you are placing your characters in a specific time and place, is to deny your readers the full experience of the story being told. You must change your characters voice if they are not from the same place or time as you or the realness of the character (and the story) goes away. Continue reading

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An almost midweek week-in-review

Interesting week, these last seven days. Won a contest I didn’t enter – tangible prize and everything (yay!).  The original contest I entered rolled into another contest, which was pretty cool.  Thank you to Lee Crystal and Outpost 13. Played … Continue reading

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Repeated Writing Errors

These are common problems in my writing, my group’s writing, and possibly the writing community as a whole. They are my group’s current hot, push-button errors. Continue reading

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