How to Create Extraordinary Characters

Stacey Trick - January 8, 2016
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Think back to the most memorable characters you have ever read about? What was it about that extraordinary character that stayed with you? Whether you love Sherlock Holmes or find Hannibal Lecter incredibly creepy; they are extraordinary in their own right. I can think of so many extraordinary characters, but I’ll just share a few that really stuck with me and why. This will foreshadow …

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30 Day Writing Challenge

Stacey Trick - December 18, 2015
30 Day Writing Challenge

This is a really exciting writing challenge I’m working on just for you guys and it’s coming really soon! so stay tuned. I can’t wait to get it to you, as it will help you start writing that book you’ve always dreamed about. If you’re like me, you’ve probably really struggled to find the time to write a book in between working, raising kids, studying, and …

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Sarah’s Key: A shocking and profoundly moving story

Stacey Trick - March 27, 2015
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By Tatiana De Rosnay St. Martin’s Griffin ISBN-13: 9780312370848 320 pages Sarah’s Key: A shocking and profoundly moving story. Tatiana De Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key, tells a haunting story of a historically tragic past, mystery, suspense and love. The story follows protagonists Julia Jarmond and Sarah Starzynski. It begins in Paris 1942 when the French Police began rounding up all Jewish people into the …

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5 Reasons Why You Need an Editor

Stacey Trick - March 18, 2015
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Editors are the hidden literary ninjas that make this era of information overload clearer, concise, correct, and more valuable. Whether you are an aspiring writer, an established author, a publishing house, a small business, a government department, a non-profit organisation, a university, an advertising company, or a large corporation…an editor can help. Editors are experts of organisation and are meticulous in detail. Many know how …

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How to Nip Writer’s Block in the Bud

Stacey Trick - March 16, 2015
How to nip writers block in the bud

Writer’s block has afflicted many great writers including as F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote The Great Gatsby, Stephen King (the king of Horror Fiction), Maya Angelou, Tom Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway, and far too many more to list here. Some say writer’s block is merely a myth, and others believe it to be the most daunting experience a writer can endure. If you’ve been struggling with writers block, I …

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3 Tips for Making Creative Writing Decisions

Stacey Trick - March 16, 2015
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‘I have so many interests. What should I write about?’ This is a question that I am constantly asked as an editor and is seen in writing and publishing communities everywhere. If you are a multi-passionate person, that’s fantastic! So am I. But the trouble with being a multi-passionate creative person is that you just don’t know where to begin. The good news is that …

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Dos and Don’ts of Contacting a Literary Agent

Stacey Trick - March 16, 2015
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Literary agents or agencies are usually the first point of contact for writers wanting to traditionally publish their work. The role of the literary agent is to represent writers and their written work to publishers, negotiate deals on behalf of the author, and assist in many other aspects of mediation between author and publisher. The services and guidance of a literary agent is invaluable for many authors. …

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