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Benson’s Got Bling!

Benson Bling SWWhen you write a story, you’re never going to see it the same way a reader would. Because you’ve spent so much time thinking about it, writing it and revising it, it becomes impossible to separate the story that exists in your mind from the one that exists on the page.

And that’s why reviews, and other people’s opinions, are so important. That’s how you find out what worked and what didn’t.

Which is why I’m over here, still doing my happy dance, after No Ordinary Lizard received a 5 Star Review from Readers Favorite. (Click on the link if you’d like to read it.)

I wanted readers to fall in love with Benson, the lizard (and star) of this story, but I honestly didn’t know if anyone would. So yes, it feels awesome that Benson’s earned himself some shiny bling.

But. This is just one person’s opinion. What I really want to know, what I really care about, is what you think.

So I’ve made the ebook free at all major retailers and priced the paperback edition as low as Amazon allows. All I ask is that you give me your honest opinion by posting your review on Amazon.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for reviewing. I’ll be over at Amazon, ready to read your opinion as soon as it comes in. Yes, it does matter that much. After all, I wrote this story for you.  

 

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Welcome Christian!

school-kids-schoolhouse-thumbChristian, our newest writer on the site, does a great job sharing what his school day is like in his narrative, What I Do in School. He also continued the Fantasy Group Project (which means we now have seven writers working on this story -WOOT!) Christian is Mikaela’s 7-year-old brother (which means we also have another family working together at All Write with Me – DOUBLE WOOT!). I’m so happy you shared your writing and imagination, Christian. I hope you have a good time here!

Neve’s looking for suggestions for her next chapter of Flight. Follow the link to see Mikaela’s advice (posted at the bottom of the story) and offer your own suggestions.

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Writing Advice from Bruce Coville

bruce coville“Follow your weirdness.”

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Writing Advice

The Chronicles of Narnia

from C.S.Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, in a letter he wrote to a young fan on June 26, 1956

In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us  how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, “Please will you do my job for me.”

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