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Harlequin Author Melissa McClone has a new holiday romance out called Firefighter Under the Mistletoe.
Christmas magic in Hood Hamlet...
For Leanne, infuriatingly…
One of the most common problems writers have is coming up with a good idea for a children’s story. Where do these ideas come from? Don’t you wish there was a little idea elf who stopped by whenever you need him? Let’s discuss some ways to find good ideas.
I think a good place to start is your own experiences. Did something happen to change the course of your life? That was the case for my book, Tails of Sweetbrier. The decision my dad made to teach me…Continue
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“An Opulent Tableau of Essence” Created by Sharon Hays
Sharon Hays, author of two mystery novels, a children’s book and many poems, created
this book, which exhibits a diverse collection of twenty-four artists, a sculptor and poets from Italy, Russia, United States, India, Australia, Germany,Uzbekistan, UK, and Turkey. United in in this lovely compilation, it represents unique talents and creativity in the arts.
Its now that time of year already and it seems as though I just took down my Christmas tree from last year! Wow, its amazing how precious time just flies by! Looking back as we all realize when we were kids we couldn't wait until we grew up! Now we wish time would slow down a bit. lol Sure does have a way of getting away from us and we realize how thankful we should all be for what has been bestowed upon us, ( some not so good, but all in all, life is good)
Lights are being switched on in main streets throughout the land; store windows are filled with tempting goodies, ad agencies are working flat out to create irresistible TV for their client’s products and soon forests of conifer will be cut down for private decoration as pantomimes offer new productions from Puss in Boots to Mother Goose. All of them contributing to the arrival of that great Christian festival of Christmas. Yet though it may come as a surprise, many…Continue
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Last time we talked about the importance of conflict, or the problem, involved in your children’s story. We learned that you can’t have a good story without including a problem for the main character to solve. It’s the conflict, or problem, that propels the story forward. Today we’re going to discuss another important element you need for a successful children’s story: theme.
What exactly is a theme? It’s the underlying message the author wants you to ponder. It’s an…Continue