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Frank P. Araujo ~ Addendum to the Adverb Rant

Why do we dislike adverbs so much? I know, I’ve heard all the arguments about how they slow down the action, the beauty of the language is in its raw simplicity, we should use action verbs instead of generic, and so on. However, one could argue these observations are merely matters of style and as such, these august pronouncements are just opinions. However, I think there’s a deeper reason for this that goes beyond mere stylistic choices.

Frank P. Araujo ~ A Linguistic Take on the Adverb

Guest Writer Frank Araujo gives his linguistic take on the adverb. © 2013 All Rights Reserved. Frank P. Araujo. Why do we dislike adverbs so much?  I know, I've heard all the arguments about how they slow down the action, the beauty of the language is in its raw...

Danika Dinsmore ~ Tropes and Tips for Middle Grade Fiction Writers

Although the term “middle grade” has become more common in the literary market, there is still a lot of confusion around this term. This probably stems from the fact that this same demographic is also called “juvenile” in many libraries and bookstores. It also sounds too much like “middle school,” which generally pertains to grades 6-8, depending upon your district.

Joann H. Buchanan ~ Guest Writer – Steps to the Paranormal Story

Our Guest Writer is Joann H. Buchanan. Joann is the author of the paranormal series, The Children of Nox. Joann hosted the long running radio show The Eclectic Artist Cave on Sharkradionetwork.com where she interviewed writers and shared her ideas and techniques. She also authors a very informative blog for writers.

Joann H. Buchanan ~ Guest Writer

Our Guest Writer is Joann H. Buchanan. Joann is the author of the paranormal series, The Children of Nox.  Joann hosted the long running radio show The Eclectic Artist Cave on Sharkradionetwork.com where she interviewed writers and shared her ideas and techniques. She...

Susan Canavarro ~ Guest Writer

Susan Canavarro is an artist living in Florence, Oregon. Her memoir, "Fragments: Growing Up Bohemian Poor in Dementia's House”, is available in e-book and paperback. This is her first Guest Writer appearance on our blog. I write memoir fragments. Following a few of...

Roxana Arama–Screenwriting techniques and the Novel

August 2, 2012 Roxana Arama wrote this essay after an intense discussion about Timed Writing or Writing Practice grew up on our Louisa’s Writers Facebook page. Check out Roxana's other Guest Writer pieces . She is working on a complex and ambitious fusion novel built...

Max Detrano-Guest Writer

© Max Detrano. All Rights Reserved. Why Write Multiple Points of View in“Close Third Person”? Modern writers, myself included, are often infatuated with first person point of view. It appears clean, reliable, direct and controllable. What the narrator sees is what the...

Roxana Arama-Guest Writer

© Roxana Arama. All rights Reserved. March 19, 2011 THE WEDDING BELL is the working title of my second novel, a book I’m writing this time following the process outlined in THE WEEKEND NOVELIST series. THE WEDDING BELL is a coming-of-age story set in an imaginary...

Karen Phelps Heines

The Lamb Was Sure to Go is the working title of my mystery. I began writing fiction four years ago and this is the fourth revision of the same core story, although the revisions look nothing alike. The mystery develops in eighty-three scenes, a number that changes as...

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