Christine DeSmet

Two Quick Tasks Improve Momentum and Voice

By: Christine DeSmet As a writing instructor and coach, I deal with manuscripts that may have received passes by agents, or are too long, or don’t seem to have a “voice” yet. As a writer, too, I often over-write by 10,000 to 20,000 words in search of my novel’s story. (My cozy mystery/romance manuscripts need

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New Release Tuesday – August 2018

Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month.                     When the Dead People Brought a Dish-to-Pass by Christine DeSmet   Red River Crossing by Maxine Douglas      

An “Image System”— Plot or Polish for Deeper Fiction, Deeper POV

Movie directors and cinematographers work with Image Systems to deliver a story and character that entertain and offer meaning. For those of us writing novels, creative nonfiction, memoir, and short stories, working with an “image system” can “deepen” or improve crucial aspects such as Point of View, characterization, momentum, and theme. Some writers also use

New Release Tuesday – December Edition

Each month, WisRWA will announce the new books our members have published. We call it New Release Tuesday. Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month.                   A Christmas Kind of Perfect by Christine Schimpf                

Bouchercon World Mystery Writers’ Conference: What Makes a Great Novel?

Rich information for writers, rich food and experiences--that's what Bouchercon was about in New Orleans, September 15-18, held at the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street in the French Quarter. This is the same hotel where RWA held a conference several years ago. Bouchercon is what everybody calls the Boucher conference, the worldwide event sponsored by

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