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Thanksgiving Blog Hop … a thankful time

Wednesday, 7 November 2012  |  Posted by Brenda Drake

With the craziness of NaNoWriMo this month and other writing stuff I’ve got to do, I’m taking a small break. For the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I’m going to post small snippets or pictures of things that I’m thankful for. I’ll post some small editing advices of things I’ve learned over the years. I may even announce a very exciting event coming up. Who am I kidding? I WILL announce it by the end of this week!

What is it, you ask? Agented/Published authors or industry interns are teaming up with aspiring writers to read entire manuscripts and help shine up their teammate’s pitches to present to agents in January. So get your manuscripts ready. More details this week.

My first thankful thought…

Though you will see some time this month that I’m thankful for my family, I had to give my son, Jacob, his own post. He’s a survivor of cancer. I’m so thankful he is here with us today. He brings me joy every moment and reminds me of how close we all are to losing someone we love.

Editing tip: Yes, you should start your story with action, but this doesn’t mean you drop your reader into a fight, car chase, car crash, or other action without setting it up first. It’s confusing. We must know who’s head we’re in beforehand. We must connect to your main character first. Action is something happening to your characters as we get to know and love them. 

Won’t you join me on this journey of thanksgiving? Sign up on the linky below,  post pictures or thoughts of thanks from now until Thanksgiving, hop around during the month, and get to know each other. I look forward to visiting each and every one! Start posting today or join in whenever you like.

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