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Writing: Your Novel’s Ending

Nov 28, 2023 | No Comments
Writing: Your Novel’s Ending

As November and NaNoWriMo wind down, many participants are closing in on their novel’s ending. It’s hard to start a novel—sometimes even harder to know where to end. Writing Tip for Today: Here are a few tips to help you write your novel’s ending: Three-Act Structure The classic three-act structure breaks down a novel into […]

Writing Through Drama and Chaos

Nov 21, 2023 | No Comments

At this time of year, many writers—even those doing NaNoWriMo—must deal with personal and family drama and chaos. How does this impact your writing life? Writing Tip for Today: Here are a few ways to both weather and use the drama and chaos of the holiday season: Jealous Families They say home is where they […]

Writing: What’s a Story Chain?

Nov 14, 2023 | No Comments

If you are writing a NaNoWriMo novel, you’ll still need the six elements of a Story Chain. Writing Tip for Today: What’s a Story Chain and how do you create one? Character + Desire Most novels start out as a character the writer envisions. When you create a character, you imbue them with personality, values, […]

Writing: The NaNo Exercises

Nov 7, 2023 | No Comments

Welcome to November, when would-be novelists everywhere begin a race to 50,000 words. But before you write, consider the shape of your story. Writing Tip for Today: For NaNoWriMo participants (and other novelists), here are a few tips for making the most of your race to 50k words: The Who Most novelists create a character […]

Writing the Somehow: Pacing and Characters’ Changes

Oct 31, 2023 | 2 Comments

  It’s a story’s pivotal moment—the one where everything changes for your character. One moment, this protagonist thinks all is lost, then somehow finds inner strength to meet the biggest challenge. But how do you write this? The key word is in the somehow. Writing Tip for Today: Stories are more satisfying and believable if […]

Writing: Your Character’s Journey

Oct 24, 2023 | No Comments
Writing: Your Character’s Journey

If you write fiction, chances are that you’ve heard the term “hero’s journey.” But what does that actually mean for you as the writer? Writing Tip for Today: Let’s talk about the hero’s journey and what it means for your story. Somebody to Love Your hero or she-roe must be someone whom readers can at […]


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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Thank God for Cats!

Life can get lonely, but cat lovers know their four-pawed friends are always ready to console them, make them laugh, and lead them to empty food dishes. Cats are blessings from God, and  people of all ages form deep and lasting bonds with them.

Cats seem to know that God created us to love and be loved. They sense when we’re sick, anxious, or in need of some extra head bumps, showing us God’s way to faith, loyalty, hope, forgiveness, and love.

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