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I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with the ending whether I’m writing a letter, an article, a short story or a book. Here is some great information from Write For Kids that will help.
The first few lines of any story are the most important — and often most difficult — words you’ll write. The next most challenging piece of writing is the ending. Once you draw your readers in and take them through your story, you need to leave…
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Today I am guest blogging over at T.B. Markinson’s blog Making My Mark
I recently met Darlene via her blog. Most of you know I love to travel, so when I discovered that her books were centered on traveling and introducing new people, places, and cultures to a younger audience I had to find out more. Darlene was kind enough to agree to guest post. I was inspired when I read her post and I hope you will be as well. And now here’s Darlene:
Drop by and make a comment.
While there, check out TB’s other blog site The 50 Year Project where she challenges herself to visit 192 countries, read 1,001 books, and watch the top 100 movies. I love this idea of listing places, books and movies one plans to experience in the next 50 years.
TB is also an author (boy do we have a lot in common!)
Check out her latest book Marionette
Dr. NanaPlum’s Rhyme Corner
I found Darlene first on twitter,
And thought, “my goodness,”
I must meet her ~
Like someone sweet,
A writer of adventure too,
I was pleased to be invited as a guest blogger on Darlene Quinn’s site. Darlene Quinn is an award-winning author, writing coach and public speaker. Check out her award-winning books Webs of Fate, Twisted Webs and Webs of Power. This busy, dynamic woman is also the host of the Facebook group, Talking Fiction. A group for anyone and everyone who loves fiction. Reader, writer, dabbler, dreamer… Here is my article:
Many of us began our love affair with books as children. Being read to before bed by a family member, walking into the library for the first time, discovering the ability to read by yourself; are warm and fuzzy memories. We keep worn copies of our favourite childhood books and share them with the new little ones in our lives. Books and children go together like strawberries and ice cream…. read more at http://darlenequinn.net/2013/why-writing-for-children-is-important/
My grandson reading one of my books
I was very excited to see my name appear on the blog of another superb writer, Cassandra Giovanni, C Giovanni Writes where she wrote a flattering review of Amanda in Arabia, proving that my stories are not only for children but for readers of all ages.
This book was an excellent, easy flowing adventure. You meet the very inquisitive Amanda as she begins a journey to the United Arab Emirates and as she learns about this new country, so do you. Here is the rest of the review: http://cgiovanniwrites.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/i-woke-up-and-wanted-to-read-so-i-did/
I have also been mentioned on a blog hop called The Next Big Thing where writers talk about their WIP or soon to be released work. It is fun to see what others are working on. My next big thing was mentioned on a previous post in case you missed it. http://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/the-next-big-thing-blog-hop/
Others in this blog hop are:
Working on my next big thing
I love blogging, hopping and reading about what others think of my work. It makes it all worthwhile, doesn’t it? It also motivates me to keep writing!
I’m being featured today on Leanne Dyck’s blog The Sweater Curse . Talk about a cool name for a blogsite and a book!
Click on the picture to learn more about Leanne’s book.