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Laura Ellen’s Top Ten Blog Posts

  #6: How I Became a Writer I was very jealous at age three. I didn’t understand why my sister got to go to kindergarten every morning and bring all these exotic looking papers and books home, and I couldn’t. I took to eavesdropping and spying on her while she did her homework – especially […]

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Laura Ellen’s Top Ten Blog Posts

#8: The Scary Art of Query Writing Let’s face it, query writing can be scary. Most of us would much rather begin writing a new novel than boil down the one we just finished into a short, concise pitch. But if the rest of the world is to read that finished novel, you’ll have to […]

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Laura Ellen’s Top Ten Blog Posts

#9: Writing In the Dark: A Few Technical Tips Our theme on the Sleuths, Spies, Alibis blog for October was Writing in the Dark. I decided for my post to get a little technical on how to make your mystery, well, dark. Here it is: While you need a good plot and great characters with […]

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What’s Been Stopping You From Writing?

Every time I send an email out to someone lately, I cringe at my perky little “Check out my blog!” note that automatically attaches to the end of each email. I have even erased it several times to avoid being seen by the recipient because I know if they actually DO check out my blog, […]

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Newberry According to My 10 year old

>My 10 year old son was reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin in his Lit Circle at school. As it is one of those books that I hear about all the time, have been meaning to read, but have never actually read (yes, I know, even after getting my MA in Children’s Lit I […]

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