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So far VP-Communications has created 11 blog entries.

Here An Arc, There An Arc…

From the day I started writing fiction, I’ve heard about the critical importance of character arcs, which for the sake of brevity we can think of as a journey of change. It’s almost a mantra: Major characters must change. I recently took an online class with author Kathryn Craft that focused on character arcs. (Raiders

By |2020-09-16T11:55:28+00:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Writing Craft|Tags: , |1 Comment

Defining Five Historic Women

In my latest release, I tell the story of five sisters who changed history by asking to inherit land in a male-dominated society. I’m sure the daughters of Zelophehad were fearful of upsetting their relatives, and I was fearful of writing their story. How would I bring five characters to life on the page? I

Chekov’s Gun—or the Fiery Red Bug

What does a fiery red bug have to do with a gun? Everything…if you’re an author writing a story and fleshing it out with detail. Which details? Ah, the conundrum of “significant detail.” That is, the details that matter. Which details matter? Besides providing an atmosphere (setting) in which the story unfolds, those include details

By |2020-07-22T10:57:33+00:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

What Is a Professional Writer?

Notice I didn't use the word published. You're a writer whether you're published or not. Professionalism doesn't involve books on a shelf. It's an outlook, an attitude, an inner code of ethics about how you relate to and interact with the writing/publishing business and those that inhabit that realm. The only thing constant about the publishing

By |2020-07-08T12:21:16+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , |1 Comment

New Release Tuesday – June 2020

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month! Until June by Barbara M. Britton                 A Guardian Redeemed by Renee Wildes                   Journey to Peace by Lyn Cote                  It Never Felt

Nationals Goes Virtual

RWA National Conference is going virtual! This year, the conference will be completely virtual and will be offered at a much lower rate. Plus, registration gives you access to recordings of most of the sessions for the rest of the year. The conference is free for Black members and a number of scholarships are available

By |2020-06-26T22:48:33+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nationals Goes Virtual
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