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Flexible Writing: Russian Dolls

Feb 18, 2020 | 4 Comments
Flexible Writing: Russian Dolls

One of my writing mentors was always suggesting that my book ideas might really be articles. I was always indignant until I discovered how to be flexible. Today, let’s talk about some ways we can all be more flexible in our writing with the Russian Dolls method. Writing Tip for Today: If you’ve been working […]

Writing Emotional Resonance

Feb 11, 2020 | No Comments
Writing Emotional Resonance

  Lately I’ve been posting on emotions in writing, and with good reason. Everything we write must come from a deep place of authenticity or else our readers will see past surface or phony stuff and stop reading. Writing Tip for Today: Let’s talk about emotional resonance in our writing. Don’t Chew the Scenery Emotional […]

Writing Character Emotions

Feb 4, 2020 | 2 Comments
Writing Character Emotions

For the last few posts we’ve been discussing characters, their emotions and how they play into the overall story as well as the reader’s reactions. A reader today asks, “But how can I write those emotions?” Writing Tip for Today: Talking about the underpinnings of story is good, but as you write your scenes, you’ll […]

Why Stories Need a Main Character

Jan 28, 2020 | No Comments
Why Stories Need a Main Character

Student writers often tell me that their novel has more than one main character. While most really mean that they are writing more than one Point of View, some really do have characters battling for the readers’ sympathies. Writing Tip for Today: Here are some reasons every story needs one main character: Multiple POV v. […]

Suite T Guest Post

Jan 24, 2020 | No Comments

Today, I’m honored to be featured on the Southern Writers Magazine blog, Suite T. Talkin’ mashed potatoes! I’d be grateful if you popped over for a look! Thanks and keep writing! http://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/

Writing a Platform

Jan 22, 2020 | No Comments
Writing a Platform

It’s launch day for my latest book, Prayers for Parents of Prodigals! Over the past few months, I’ve learned so much about building a platform. Writing Tip for Today: Here are a few tips I’ve picked up about growing a platform: Who’s Your Tribe? One of the things I’ve found is that tribes stick together. […]

LINDA S. CLARE

Linda S. Clare

 Linda has always been a daydreamer, artist and storyteller. In addition to doting on grandbabies, collecting too many cats, gardening and walking on the beach, she loves to write and to help writers develop their skills.

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A SKY WITHOUT STARS

a sky without stars

Frankie Chasing Bear is caught between cultures. She wants to raise her son Harold to revere his Lakota heritage, but she also thinks he will need to learn the white man’s ways to succeed. After the untimely death of her husband, Frankie joins the U.S. Government’s Relocation Program and moves to Arizona. There she begins sewing a Lakota Star pattern quilt for Harold with tribal wisdom sung, sewn, and prayed into it.

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