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November’s Silver screen theme brought to mind the book Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card. While it’s a book on craft not cinema, Card talks about using viewpoint like a movie camera lens and provides visual examples to … Continue reading
Of course you do! That’s why I’ve invited NY editorial consultant Elizabeth Law to stop by the Eastern Penn Points Cafe…with a twist! YOU ask the questions. That’s right, we’ll be doing our first reader-question-based interview later this month. So … Continue reading
Every children’s book author dreams of a classroom full of kids, giggling, clapping, and generally adoring their book. But what does it take to be a “classroom book?” Well, there are standards of learning and curriculum, there are personal preferences of … Continue reading
You know you are a writer and/or illustrator when….
Developing a resonating theme in your fictional story may seem like trying to capture fog in a jar, but if you understand the definition of theme, you can begin to spot it growing in your story, as well as consciously … Continue reading
You know that person who tells the story about a five-second incident in the grocery store in a painful, 7.5-minute re-enaction? This happened, then that happened, then she said, and I was like, blah-blah-blah. We want the story to be over. … Continue reading
Picture a scene from a horror movie—it usually goes something like this: The heroine sits on the couch to watch television after putting the kids to bed. She’s alone, it’s dark out, and it’s pouring buckets of rain outside. She … Continue reading