Tag Archives: Kristen C. Strocchia

Chapter Prewriting Guide: Essential Character Inventory, by Kristen C. Strocchia

As Darcy Pattison likes to say, no character comes into a chapter or scene neutral. So, as the author, there are a few things that I need to be aware of before sitting to write the next chapter or scene … Continue reading

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Character Primer: Which Hatched First—The Character or The Plot? by Kristen C. Strocchia

Character development is a classic question of which hatched first—the character or the plot? Or—if you’re like me—then the title almost always springs to mind first, spurring the development of both. Sometimes my title ideas inspire a setting and a … Continue reading

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Summer Mentor Read, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Got time for books? Why not put your reading time to work and make a mentor reading list for this summer? I’ve discovered over the last several years of attending the Pocono Retreat that besides a Writing To Do list, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Cutting the Line, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Most likely we’ve all heard the advice that great writers are great readers. Know your craft, which we do by reading authors who’ve succeeded there. So, like many will-be authors, I keep a To Read list and a stack of … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 2: Revising Life, by Kristen C. Strocchia

While my Time Ferrets Anonymous post championed making the most of every moment for moving a writing career forward, there’s something to be said for revising life. While it’s generally a New Year tradition to make positive changes, why not … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 1: Time Ferrets Anonymous, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Voices screaming inside your head demanding to be written while actual voices scream outside your head demanding to be taken care of? I know the feeling. By summer, I fancy myself a full time writer, but the other … Continue reading

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#BelieveInMagic Day 8: Mountain Moving Magic, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Note: Kristen’s beautiful artwork was supposed to accompany her poem, If I Believe, which was featured on Day 2 of our show. If you are reading it for the first time, or enjoying it a second time, we hope you find it … Continue reading

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