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NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) occurs every November. Since 2011, I have participated four times with my sixth grade students. While my goal was always 50,000 words, going along with the adult site, my students set their own goals with NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program. When they finished editing their novels in December, I published an… Continue reading NaNoWriMo

Guest post/Interview

Foreshadowing – a writing device sometimes misused

Another guest post! Today I'm reblogging a post by one of my fellow horse story writers. So exciting that she mentions my own books in her article! Thanks, Connie! Reading and Writing Devices  -  Foreshadowing. by Connie Peck A while back I was involved with a fairly tough critique partner who wrote in a vastly… Continue reading Foreshadowing – a writing device sometimes misused

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Historical Fiction

Today Sarah Johnson's blog, Reading the Past features an article I wrote. It details the preparation and writing of Under the Almond Trees. It explores the question all historical fiction writers face--how much fact and how much fiction do I include? Click on the picture to the right to read my article. Please leave a… Continue reading Historical Fiction

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Interview on NaNoWriMo Blog

October always means it's time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Since my NaNoWriMo novel was published last summer, the Office of Letters and Light (a.k.a. the people in charge of NaNoWriMo) interviewed me for their blog. Here is the link to the interview, which includes tips for getting ready to write… Continue reading Interview on NaNoWriMo Blog