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A new year, a new course! I’m excited to dig into what should be a meaty, essential year-long look at novel writing. In 2012, we spent the year delving into the heart of your story, with deep lessons that showed ways to tap into that heart via every component of your novel. Last year you were introduced to and drenched with cinematic technique that gave you tools to help you bring your story alive visually.

When pondering what theme and emphasis I wanted to share with writers in 2014, I sat back and thought about the hundreds of manuscript critiques I’d done in the last year—novels of just about every genre and subgenre. I pondered long and hard over the issues and elements that seemed to be the most difficult and daunting for most of my clients. Continue Reading…

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