“To elide is to omit, or to leave out. And we need to know as much about 'leaving things out' of our stories as we do about the things we love to add.Why elision? Because the emotional connection that’s made between the writer and reader is strengthened by what the reader brings to the story—their experiences, dreams, hopes, and longings. When we let the reader fill in our intentionally left blanks, we invite them inside our imaginary worlds.”
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Sunday, July 23, 2023
“The judges have finally agreed! Here are the 2023 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards Finalists for Best Book of 2022. This year's winners will be announced at our Killer Nashville Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 19th at the Killer Nashville Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.”
Sunday, July 16, 2023
cj Sez: How to properly use an apostrophe in some plurals has always plagued me, especially when input from critique readers challenges what I've written.
Sunday, July 9, 2023
Second: A blog is a great (and cheap) way to market your works and build an author brand. And if/when you're published, link your posts to your author Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub, et al. Be sure to embed buy links and book trailers.
Sunday, July 2, 2023
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