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can a nice person make a great villain?

Can this woman make a note-worthy villain? I’m a lover of all things YA, from fantasy to contemporary romance to dystopian–pretty much everything but horror. I like my sleep waaaay to much to tap into all that nasty. I digress. … Continue reading

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An open letter from a reader to an author…

image credit: pixabay.com Dear author, Books are words in motion. Stories vividly told take me to worlds unknown. They let me fall in love, make me hate, sweep my emotions to the highest heights or darkest places. I read to … Continue reading

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Passive/Active voice explained… finally!

 image credit: pixabay Today is my lucky day! Judy Post, a dear and wonderful writer-bud who is an awesome author of urban fantasy has answered my plea for help with passive/active voice. Please be sure to check out her links … Continue reading

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A Plot for Panster-Sue…

  image credits: pixabay.com If you’ve been around writing long enough, you know all about the labels of plotters and pansters. Some of you proudly embrace your title. Others refuse to be categorized as either. Some lucky ones have figured out … Continue reading

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Five awesome how-to books that changed things for Sue…

image credit: pixabay.com I am a writer who put the cart before the horse. Yes, I know that’s cliche, but when one fits, one should use them. I digress… My first story came from a dream. I woke, jotted down … Continue reading

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Five simple steps to nurturing the creative spirit…

  image credit: pixabay.com In lieu of nurturing my creative spirit, I’d like to invite you to visit my author site, (www.suebahr.com) to view this Wednesday’s five simple steps. Happy writing! Sue

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Character development in five oh-so-easy steps…

A compilation of my characters from three books, created by image credits: my uber talented daughter: McKenna Bahr. My first story came from a dream. I can still see her–a woman standing in a crowded amphitheater, anxiously watching a man climb … Continue reading

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a dozen tiny questions…for my protagonist

 image credit: pixabay.com Tell me, my protagonist, who are you, deep inside? Whisper to me. Paint a picture. What one word would describe your soul? What lie do you believe that will propel you into uncharted territory? At your core, … Continue reading

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5 steps to chapter revision…

 image credit: pixabay.com Next up: breaking down your story into bite size pieces. I have to be careful not to overload my creative little mind, so at this stage, I’m still focused on the macro while examining chapters. Here are … Continue reading

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Five ways to fall in love with editing…

image credit: pixabay.com I love drafting a novel. I love the breathless feeling when I finally type “the end”. For a precious moment, I can sit back, satisfied my novel is complete. Characters exist, the plot is framed, the lump … Continue reading

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