Browsing Archive: December, 2014

ALL RISE. DEBBIE YOUNG BLOGS!

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Tuesday, December 16, 2014,

This week, please welcome accomplished writer, blogger and Alliance of Independent Authors member, Debbie Young.

t:   @DebbieYoungBN

Like Jacci, I have the classic author's habit of spotting moments in real life that spark story ideas. As with Frankenstein’s monster, these sparks go on ignite new life with an energy of their own, and subtly different from their real-life origins.

I’ve always had the instincts of a newshound, nurtured by my earlier career in jou...


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You Couldn't Make It Up

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, December 8, 2014,

Although that is the point, isn’t?  As a writer, I mean.  Making it up.  Making it up as you go along? Y’know - if Plan A has failed to work (that character you had been busy creating for so long turned out to be a Persona Non Grata after all, causing your plot to disintegrate before you’d even started) then you have to switch to Plan B. ie: Make It Up As You Go Along.

A friend of mine, a father of twin daughters, was set-upon by said lovelies after a long day at work, demanding that th...


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Guest Blog: Please Welcome Maria Green

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,

This week I am very pleased to say that American writer, Maria Green, has agreed to offer a few words of wisdom.  Thank you Maria - over to you….

I think reading is an incredibly important pass time. So is writing. And they are important enough to foster a love for each early in life.

Whether you want to be a writer or not, in my opinion, reading is a priceless hobby. Reading can transport readers into whole new worlds, different time periods, increase vocabulary, decrease stress, and so muc...


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