Darkness Follows

Golden Keyes Parsons

For Writers

From Pansters To Plotter

I have a confession to make. Whenever I’m asked to write a column, a blog, or speak about writing, I never know what to say. My thoughts usually go like this: “What do I know about the writing process?”

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Janelle Mowery

Genre Happenings

Researching Historicals vs. Contemporaries

“There’s no way I’d write a historical novel. There’s just too much research involved compared to contemporaries.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard this comment. And each time I’ve heard it, I’ve explained that I believe this statement is a misconception.

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DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Direct

Dynamics of Emotion - Part II

Last month we discussed the dynamics of emotion and how it’s like an engine additive to our novels. A few years ago, I attended Donald Maass’s workshop on writing powerful emotions. My writing was forever changed. His book The Fire in Fiction incorporates those techniques. I urge you to pick up a copy and study it.

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Jill Nutter/Jillian Kent

The Well Writer

Jillian's guest this month: Pepper Basham

Our lives are stories penned by the Master Author. Tales of adventure, heartbreak, battles, hope, tragedy, love, and even the mundane moments of the everyday end up as part of who we are: our stories. Whether we’re a novella or a trilogy, our lives are tales of God’s work in the epic narrative of His redemption.

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Amy Clipston

Author By Night

Having the Flexibility and Agility of an Acrobat

I recently returned from the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, during which I traveled with two other authors, Shelley Shepard Gray and Vannetta Chapman. During our nine-day adventure, we traveled from Shipshewana, Indiana, through Holmes County, Ohio, and ended in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania.

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