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Open Workshop – Writing Short

  The Battle of the Bulge – Writing Short There’s more to writing short than less story. Join the Diamond Sate Romance Authors for a glimpse into the beauty of brevity. Learn tight writing, secondary plots, characterization and backstory. We’ll discuss tips and techniques that help craft better stories of any length with fewer words.… Continue reading Open Workshop – Writing Short

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Characters, conflict, and gravy

My writing ideas usually begin with the characters instead of the situation. When I talk about them, I can see people responding, and my beta-readers act as if they’re real people. But as I’m journeying toward publication, I’m hearing the same constructive criticism — “the romantic conflict isn’t quite strong enough.” Huh? I have an exciting… Continue reading Characters, conflict, and gravy