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Thanksgiving Blog Hop … my final thankful thought

Wednesday, 21 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.

My final thankful thought…

Thanksgiving History Plimoth Plantation

I am thankful that I got a chance to visit the live museum, Plimoth Plantation, where I learned the truth behind Thanksgiving. If was a great experience. Visit it here. 

Where ever you are, if you celebrate it or not, may the spirit of Thanksgiving enrich your lives each and every day, year in and year out. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 
Editing tip: We all know we need to hook with the first line, and leave them wanting more with the last, but what about chapter endings? End most of your chapters with a cliffhanger, but not all your chapters have to end in the middle of an action scene. Mix it up. You could end with a revelation or a conflict between characters. Don’t wrap up a scene at the end of a chapter. Keep your reader guessing and turning the page. 

Check out the other bloggers posting for the Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

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  • Angela Brown says:

    Love this editing tip. Really makes the reader what to turn the page and find out what happens next. And that makes for a reader who’ll tell a friend about the book.

  • Great editing tip. Thanks for hosting this blog hop. It’s been so much fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • My final Thanksgiving blog hop post mentions you, once or twice 😉 Also I used to live near Plimouth Plantation so thanks for the trip down memory lane. Happy T’giving!

  • Greetings, earthling!! Gotta run back to Heaven, dear, where I was born… but take anything and everything you wanna from our wonderfull, plethora-of-thot to write the next, great masterpeace -if- I can but kiss your gorgeous, adorable feets and/or cuddle withe greatest, ex-mortal-girly-ever to arrive in Seventh Heaven. Think about it. Do it! Get back with me Upstairs, k? God bless you, doll: pleasure-beyond-measure is waiting in the Great Beyond for you and eye. PS: the musical term MORENDO means dying-away in tone-and-time. How verrry apropos for U.S. …thewarningsecondcoming.com

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