How to Give Your Character an Achilles’ Heel

*Guest post by Lesley Ann McDaniel* Every hero needs an Achilles’ heel. But what exactly does that mean? In one of my current manuscripts, the hero gets an opportunity to rescue the heroine in the climax of the book. What kind of hero would he be if he didn’t, right? Since the story takes place […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: April 15-19

Daily Writer’s Fix: April 15-19

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight What’s at the end of the road? Tuesday: Smell How does the season further set the stage for the action happening in your story? Wednesday: Sound How far will your character travel? Thursday: Touch Capture a sense of springtime through one of the lesser-likely senses, touch. Friday: […]

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From the Pros

All writers learn from those who have come before. In my case, I am blessed with a circle of friends who are successful in their writing right now and have books coming out soon. Part of me celebrates with them and the other part wants to learn from them. Lucky for you, we’ll be doing […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: April 8-12

Hi friends, I hope this morning equals sunny skies and a warm pot of coffee for you. Or, if it doesn’t, that at least you can savor the coziness of cuddling up with a sweatshirt at your desk with a hot cup of tea while listening to the rain pound on your windows. This week’s […]

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Friday Forum: 3/5

Prolific journalist, film critic and screen writer Roger Ebert died yesterday. Whether you agreed with his reviews or not, somehow we all wanted to know what he thought about the movies we loved. He’s the reason “two thumbs up” is a staple phrase in American culture. What made him unique for his time was how […]

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Cowboy in the City

Here at Nooks & Cranberries our motto is that “there are plenty of reasons not to write, but we’re here to ensure that a lack of creativity isn’t one of them.” Lately I’ve had plenty of creativity, but what has kept me from finishing the many projects that I’ve started is fear. It’s a silly […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Food Bloggers Getting Book Deals

Writer’s Kitchen: Food Bloggers Getting Book Deals

It’s a pretty exciting week for food bloggers. In the past week two of my favorites have announced book deals! Last Thursday, Hannah Queen told her readers over at Honey & Jam that she is now working on writing and photographing a cookbook of cake recipes, tentatively called Farm to Cake (Spring 2015, Stewart, Tabori & […]

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Water at Kauai Beach

Daily Writer’s Fix: April 1-5 (Travel Edition)

How does vacation–or any type of travel for that matter–impact your writing life? Chances are, if you’re like me, that it can be a challenge to maintain any sort of routine. And to be honest sometimes it’s good to take a break from that routine–if you’re confident you’ll be able to to pick it back […]

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