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Have you finished a rough draft of a book?
I recently finished a rough draft of chapter book for children. What a relief I felt. I finally know where the story is going, who’s in it and what happens. At least I thought I did.
But now I’m on the second draft. Working on this draft is like rearranging furniture in your house; Furniture that doesn’t all match. Maybe some is left over from your single days, some is handed down from ancestors and some acquired from marriage. At…Continue
Tired of reading the book, Goodnight Moon? I know I am.
We have many copies at our house: paper back, soft cover, board book, bigger board book, and a copy with a stuffed mouse. It's a classic which makes it a perfect book for Reject a Hit in Writer's Digest.
It's a fun type of article to write. You, the writer, pretend you're an editor rejecting a hit. It can be an adult book or children's book. I rejected, Goodnight Moon.
Stop what you're doing and listen. What do you hear?
I hear the loud humming of snow blowers, scratching sounds of shovels, and my son coughing. If you watched yesterday's weather report, you'll guess I live on the east coast.
By showing you with one of the 5 senses instead of writing, I live in Rhode Island, you were able to figure it out. As writers, we can rely on our readers having a lifetime of stored information. As writers, we need to tap into that information to help…Continue
Want to help readers connect to your writing? Breathe deeply and describe what you smell.
Think your writing doesn't include different scents? Think again.