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Keeping Mythology Fresh in a Modern Setting

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 7, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

by Ally Broadfield There’s a lot of wonderful mythology-based fiction set in modern times, especially for the middle grade and young adult markets. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, the Forgive My Fins and Oh My Gods series’ from Tera Lyn Childs, and Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test series to name a few. How […]


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The Good, The Bad & The Necessary: Critique Groups by Ally Broadfield

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 30, 2013 5:30 am in , , , ,

The benefits of belonging to the right critique group are numerous, including giving you encouragement and support, creating accountability, and helping you take your writing to a new level. But what if your critique group isn’t giving you these things?  Five signs it’s time for you to find a new critique group:  5. Are the […]


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Incorporating Humor into Your Writing

Posted by Guest at Oct 28, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , , ,

by Ally Broadfield   Sociologists, anthropologists, and biologists believe that the ability of humans to laugh serves two essential life functions: to lessen tension and anxiety, and to help us bond with others. Both of these are compelling reasons to incorporate humor into your writing. As romance writers, one of our primary goals is to […]

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Posted by Guest at Apr 15, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , , , ,

The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of the RWA Presents the line up of great workshops for 2013! Click here to see the full line up! http://romance-ffp.com/page/workshops SWOT Analysis for Writers by Dr Leslie Dow April 15-28, 2013 SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis is a tool used every day in business strategy to […]

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More Effective Proofreading by Ally Broadfield

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 6, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , ,

Once you finish writing a manuscript,what do you do? Edit until it shines, of course, but before you submit it to an agent or editor or self-publish it, don’t forget the final step: Proofreading.   Consider the following paragraph:   Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers […]


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