Learning from the Masters: Kissing Scenes

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I wrote about this before, but I recently read the BEST kissing scene I had to add to my list…

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Learning from the Masters: The (Sort-of) Meet-Cute

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As I explained last week, I’m looking for examples of meet-cutes in which the two parties concerned already know each other. There actually aren’t a ton of those out there in YA, or so I’ve found. Yet I do have one for today, an example from the trilogy I’m currently obsessed with

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Learning from the Masters: The Meet-Cute (sort of)

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In my current manuscript, there are many things I’m struggling with. (More on some of those other things here.) One of them is when my protagonist first meets the boy who will eventually become a love interest. In movies, known as the “meet-cute.”

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Learning From The Masters: Setting the Scene

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Another example of a good descriptive paragraph, this time from this awesome book which was one of the ones I couldn’t put down last year (though I gave the entire series mixed reviews…)

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Learning From The Masters: Setting the Scene

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Time for another example of how the brilliant authors who came before me introduced readers to a setting without making it boring…

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Learning From The Masters: Setting the Scene

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On Monday I discussed the struggles of toeing the line between too much description and not enough. And on Twitter I’ve been tweeting about my frustrations in trying to accurately describe the massive castle my story takes place in without bogging my writing down with too much detail. So today I decided to see how other people have done it…

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Learning From the Masters: World-Building

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Time for another post on how to world build when writing a fantasy novel! (First post available here)

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