Category Archives: How To

Old Dog, New Social Media Tricks by Stacy Hoff

On the eve of my forty-fourth birthday, am I too old to learn social media? According to my twelve-year-old son, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Then again, he only cares about Instagram, so what the heck does he know? … Continue reading

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The Story Behind The Story by Debralee Mede

Backstory influences how a  character behaves in the present.  One doesn’t really want to go on and on about the character’s history just by telling readers what happened and provide them with an information dump of character history. Instead different … Continue reading

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Show Versus Tell by Debralee Mede

I’d like to share a piece of advice that has been repeated to me and others who write.  Various teachers have admonished me to be mindful of this even in elementary school.  Publishers have also advised me to pay heed … Continue reading

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