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May 18, 2019

Marlene is a big believer in plotting and also works as a developmental editor, so she has lots of great tips for how beginning writers can improve their novels, including being very clear about what your story is about, and reading your work out loud to achieve authentic dialogue.

Marlene grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and...

May 9, 2019

Here how Jess’ great-grandmother’s struggles in the late 1930’s were the springboard for her first novel which follows a farm wife and mother of a large family dealing with clinical depression during an era when mental illness was stigmatized. Learn how Jess wrote her book out of order and then stitched it...