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Is Your Question One of These?

Is Your Question One of These?

The Top 5 Questions I Get Asked. Here are the five questions I'm asked most often when I mentor writers in my master classes. Maybe one of these issues is something you've been pondering, too. If so, I hope my answers will be a help. 1. What’s the difference between a...

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I Was So Nervous About This

I Was So Nervous About This

Fear of the New – Busted! You haven’t heard from me in a while, and if you’re a writer you’ll understand why. I’ve been in the writing cave. It wasn’t easy stepping inside, though. I stood at the entrance feeling nervous. It’s been four years since I’ve written a...

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How 3-Act Structure Can Enrich Your Story

How 3-Act Structure Can Enrich Your Story

"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations." ‒ Orson Welles (pictured above) It's a fascinating artistic paradox. Total freedom inhibits creativity, whereas strategic limits generate creativity. Strategic limits? you ask. Let me give you an example of the...

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Let Your Inner Actor Bring Your Story to Life

Let Your Inner Actor Bring Your Story to Life

Shakespeare was an actor. So was Dickens. And so are you. Think about it. When you create stories, you play the lead role inside your head, don't you? In fact, you play all the roles. It’s one of the most satisfying aspects of being a writer, getting all the parts...

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Deep Genre: The Serious Writer’s Mission

Deep Genre: The Serious Writer’s Mission

(Image: bestselling author John le Carré)   Why Genre Matters I sometimes hear emerging writers say, “My book doesn’t fall into a genre. It’s a literary novel.” But is it? Often what they mean is that, naturally, they want their story to be thought of as serious....

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What’s Your “North Star” Word?

Painting: Holiday North Star by Gretchen Kelley Happy 2020! At the close of every year my daughter Sara chooses a word to represent how she wants to navigate the upcoming year. One word to be her “North Star” for her business and her life. For example, one year she...

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Barbara Kyle is the author of the bestselling Thornleigh Saga series of historical novels and of acclaimed thrillers. Over half a million copies of her books have been sold. Barbara has taught hundreds of writers in her online classes and many have become award-winning authors.