Patterns_3D
Patterns and Progress

By Amber Stockton

December, 2009

 

ISBN-10: 1602606870

ISBN-13: 9781602606876


Shannon Delaney was right.

Every time she might consider changing her stance on what other people called progress, something bad would happen and she would be proven right again. Take the day Jacob Berringer almost ran her over in that new Model-T, for instance. And he had the nerve to suggest she'd been daydreaming? Or the Titanic. A marvel of modern invention. Look where that got them. Or how about the new tractor her brother insisted they try out. What did he get from that? A broken arm. Why can't things just stay the way they are—the way they should be?

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MyPictureBy Deborah Rather aka Arlene james

Merry Christmas! Hope your Thanksgiving celebration was as bright as my own and that the holiday season brings you untold joy.

This is the time of year when families get together and friends show up, a time of decorations and gifts and indulgence. It's also the time when I most love being a writer.

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A happy Monday to you from Bonnie Leon.

OCW Conf -- 2009001 Signs of Christmas are everywhere and gift ideas have been tumbling through my mind. What should I get for my husband, children and grandchildren? I’ve also been thinking about the greatest gift of all—Jesus Christ. What must it have been like to be Mary when she looked upon her son, God’s son? The Christ child lay in her arms only because she’d bowed her will to God. When she chose to obey did she know the sacrifices and heartache that lay before her?

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Gail Gaymer Martin It's another writing blog day and I'm a day late, but better late than you know what. . .as they say. First I want to wish you a blessed Christmas and joy in the new year, and next I want to continue talking to you about the fourth point on the Outline series I've been sharing with you which is  Subplot Arcs.  At the Gideon conference, I had the opportunity to hear about some interesting concepts that work while outlining plot elements for a dynamic film or book. The fourth point under outlining dealt with developing subplot arcs.

4. Develop subplot arcs affect the main plot. Weave these subplot arcs through the novel rather than dropping them into the story and then resolving them early. A subplot must make an impact on the main story and change it in a meaningful way by adding conflict.

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Hi, y'all! Leanna Ellis here and we're discussing high concept. Often in publishing authors get boxed into what is selling. Romance sells. Okay, boy meets girl, falls in love, loses girl, wins girl. But to make your story stand out and to get past that marketing department at the pub board, you need to think outside the box.

Let's say you're looking at your blurb and you're thinking there isn't anything high concept about it. So what do you do?

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