The Dream Parade (Part One) – Cover Reveal

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Cover Credit: Public Domain Stock Image from pixabay.com, cover design by C.S. Knight © 2017 all rights reserved.

It’s a hot and sticky Sunday (especially sticky) and thoughts, along with words, are just sticking between my fingers and don’t want to come out. So stuff editing! It’s an unproductive mess of an afternoon. But since I have now completed the second draft of my current dystopian YA project The Dream Parade (Part One) (yay!) I thought it’s maybe time for the cover reveal, which I am very proudly presenting to you. August definitely looks like a realistic publication date for this now. Such relief!

Any thoughts on the cover? Feel free to let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy your Sunday. Hope you are doing much better than me. 

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Here’s What It Takes to Be a Great Writer!

Hello

This cheered me up and I thought you might like to see it, too. I made this my screensaver and when I feel down it makes me feel better.

Keep battering your keyboards – no excuses!!!

…OK the occasional good cry is allowed. 🙂

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Plotting vs. Pantsing

If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate.

— Chaim Potok

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The Mystery of Storytelling: Advice From a Literary Agent (Julian Friedmann)

How we tell stories seems to be a mysterious process that millions around the world want to be able to do, but 99.9% effectively fail.

Why is it so hard for storyteller and audience to be one? What we communicate can change the lives of the writer and the audience.

However, why stories matter and how to tell them better may not be as mysterious as it seems.

Julian Friedmann has worked with writers for over 40 years; he believes understanding that storytelling is more about the audience than the writer will result in better storytelling.

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