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SLOG-Journaling 2 Excerpt from Success

This is our second excerpt from our chapter on journaling from, “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill. Journaling has been a straight path to the freedom we enjoyed as children… doing and saying whatever we pleased. This may sound simple…...

SLOG – Journaling 1

The next few excerpts will be from Chapter 3 of “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill. “Journal writing is a voyage into the interior.” –C. Baldwin. Journaling is not for everyone. Some great books have been written from journals. Anne...

SLOG–Plots and Stories – Tips

About 16 years ago, we attended a writers’ conference at Winthrop University where Gary Provost conducted several classes. His stories of how to become a published author were unforgettable. But, he made it and became successful. And, even though he had an untimely early death, Gary left a legacy of books...

SLOG–Character Development 4

The following excerpt comes from “$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill. If this list we’ve provided in the last three blogs seem overwhelming, we’d suggest you use the book, The Writer’s Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters, by...

SLOG – Character Development 3

This excerpt on Character Development is from “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill. Next consider the body language: Expressions, smiles, frowns, grimaces. Reactions, eye roll, blush, contemptuous, conveying irony. Gestures, thumbs up, fist, shrug....

SLOG – Character Development 2

This is an excerpt from “$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill. After describing your characters’ physical characteristics, move on to their personality: Introvert–quiet, shy, standoffish, loner Extrovert–outgoing, meeting and greeting,...

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