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The Right Verb, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks   Question: What does a thesaurus eat for breakfast?  Answer: A synonym roll.   Let’s take a look at the following passage: Cheetahs can run very fast. They can run much faster than … Continue reading

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Scrivener – First Impressions By Virginia Law Manning

This month I made a New Year’s resolution to learn about Scrivener’s benefits and decide if it was worth the investment in time and money. Here’s what I discovered: Cost—Scrivener costs $40 to download. They offer a free 30-day trial … Continue reading

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Girls are to Diamonds as Novelists are to…..Enneagrams! by Lindsay Bandy

  That’s right, this little jewel just may be your new best friend! When it comes to strong characterization, what we really need to know as authors is core motivation. What does our hero really, truly want? What is her greatest fear, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Toolbox: Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters, a review by Jackie Dilworth

Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters  By Michael Tierno The title of this book may be somewhat misleading.  Author Michael Tierno uses popular movies (moving pictures) as story tools while he explains Aristotle’s writings on dramatic theory, ‘Poetics,’ in an easily digested … Continue reading

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