This course is designed to help bring your novels to life. Long time critique partner, witness to the not so normal lifestyle of Realities of the Paranormal, she continues to work on more than one project at a time, no matter what stands in her neighbor’s side yard and waves.

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania with her heart in Lexington, Kentucky, she lives at Crescent Moon Kennels, PA with her fur brats. Bailey, a Pushcart Prize Nominee, writes Women’s Fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, and a weekly column for Five 2 One Magazine. Telling For Authors Who Struggle To Decipher The Difference Most authors have heard the advice: Show! That advice is some of the most common advice given to writers, in critique groups, by editors, by beta readers.

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Suddenly, what seemed clear cut advice is no longer clear and they are no longer sure how to tell the difference.

They may begin to wonder if all description isn’t a roundabout way of telling.

Nora Roberts may have the occasional head hop as head hops are sneaky, insidious, and creep in when you’re not looking. But by and large the point of view shifts that get Nora her reputation for head hopping aren’t really head hops at all.

They are legal point of view shifts, which are perhaps carried out more frequently than some people like.

Until July 2014 Laurie Sanders was the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief at Black Velvet Seductions.

In 2014, after almost 10 years as CEO and editor-in-chief, Laurie was ready to take a step back to enjoy some time with family and to engage in her other long neglected hobbies.

Activate Your Voice: Avoid the Passive Prose These days, with so much competition, you might need more than a clever plot to attract readers.

Active, energetic prose will bring your scenes and characters to life.

Most important, an individual voice will set you apart from everyone else, and make your books or series attract repeat readers.