Beginnings Category

The Return of Creativity

Six years ago, I graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I spent the next year and a half writing the story that had been on my heart for a long time. I had a blast. I could hardly wait to get out my paper and pencil. One […]

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Don’t Start Your Book This Way . . . Unless You Are Wildly Successful

I just read an interview of several agents. All of them said they didn’t want to see any more beginnings with characters waking up or looking in the mirror. Oh dear, I thought, my book starts with my character in the morning, already awake and he doesn’t look in the mirror, but still. Maybe I […]

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