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Which Scenes Should You Include in Your Story?

Author, Jody Hedlund: Plotting: How to Know Which Scenes to Include in Your Book

Attack Your Story so That Your Readers Don't Have To:

On the editing process: "I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shovelling sand into a box so that I can build sand castles later" - Shannon Hale

Writing on a consistent basis will keep your creative energy flowing & eventually produce a completed book.

By Jody Hedlund, As most of you writers know, National Novel Writing Month is coming up.

"Passion must remain the BEDROCK of our writing. If we lose our passion for story-telling, then why bother?" ~Jody Hedlund

Author, Jody Hedlund: 9 Lessons I've Learned So Far About Writing & Publication

4 Methods For Manipulating the Moods In Our Stories

By Jody Hedlund, I have three teenagers. Pass me the tissues. The mood swings high.

If we want to have characters that come alive in our readers' minds, the characters must intimately come alive in our minds first. ~Jody Hedlund

Author, Jody Hedlund: 5 Point Checklist To Help Writers Get to Know Their Characters Thoroughly