Monthly Archives: November 2010

On Religion and Human Tragedy

Today, one preacher had a golden opportunity to reach out to his listeners and give them the warmth of God’s love. And he blew it. Continue reading

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How To Write a Great Book: It’s That Easy

If I can raise the stakes for my characters to a high enough point that readers will care, trace character arcs that change in reaction to the events of the story, and get the pacing right, I think I’ll produce a book worth reading. It’s that easy. Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘Bloodroot’ by Amy Greene

This is a fine young writer whom we would all do well to emulate. Continue reading

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More on Query Letters

If you can’t clearly sum up the plot in a paragraph, your chances of getting the agent to ask for sample pages appear to be greatly reduced. Continue reading

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