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Writing Tip: Dialogue that doesn't suck

Dialogue makes or breaks the book. A well-written scene with carefully crafted dialogue entices the reader further. It gives insight into...

Book to Movie: Fight Club Review

The first rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about the Fight Club book. The second rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about...

The Ice Princess Book Review

Welcome to another Crawford’s Mysteries and More! Book Club Novel Review. Novels read in book club will fall into the following...

Writing Tip: Shea's Editing Guide

I am in the process of getting Dance With Me ready for publication, which means, you guessed it, time for more editing. But whereas in...

Writing tip: Steal a baby

We all love our binaries: Those who write and those who do not. Those who are creative and those who are not. Pantsers and planners....

The Big Sleep Book Review

Welcome to another Crawford’s Mysteries and More! Book Club Novel Review. Novels read in book club will fall into the following...

Writing Tip: Catching that day dream

What’s your current daydream? Chances are it’s to own your own bookstore or coffee shop. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been...

Writing Tip: Finding solid ground

“There is in each of us an upwelling spring of life, energy, love, whatever you like to call it. If a course is not cut for it, it turns...

The Song of Achilles Book Review

Welcome to another Crawford’s “Mysteries and More!” Book Club Novel Review. Novels read in book club will fall into the following...

Writing Tip: Who cares?

Writing effective character development requires that you answer two basic questions: · What does your character care about most in the...

New! Book to Movie: The Hate U Give Review

Category: Snow Flower-a story that takes you on a journey Genre: Fiction, Young Adult You hear the word “thug” and an image immediately...

Writing Tip: What’s in a name?

We know the power of a name from Shakespeare. As Juliet says: “’Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a...

Poet X Book Review

Category: Snow Flower-a story that takes you on a journey Genre: Fiction, Young Adult You know I am an avid reader, but this is one book...

Writing Tip: How to grammar good

I’m just finishing up an online editing course, and let me tell you, talking about editing is talking about grammar. As writers, it’s...

And Justice There is None Book Review

Welcome to another Crawford’s Mysteries and More! Book Club Novel Review. Novels read in book club will fall into the following...

Writing Tip: How to write a novel

When I first sat down to write my YA novel, Dance With Me, I had no idea what I was doing. I had a short story of about 8-10 pages that I...

 

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