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To new authors with their 1st book and feeling edgy...
1st. Scream at the top of your lungs.
2nd. Celebrate. You've WRITTEN A STORY!
3rd. Relax,
4th. No. Really. Relax!
5th. Kill the monsters in the woods out back. The deer are starting to worry.
6th. Are you a wizard? (Well yes, because you created a whole universe and laid it out on 'paper' ((okay, laptop...)).
7th, I said RELAX. You've done the hardest part.
8th. Revisions are nice. But at some point, you gotta let it go and let the kids see it.
9th. Get kids to see it. (Preferably ones old enough to like reading, and not kidnapped or anything, Kidnapping bad. No, really, it's BAD. That makes you an EVIL wizard.)
10th. I'm gonna stop now before I reveal my crazy to everyone.
11th. I'm too late on #10, aren't I?
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Now, if you'd like to see what and who in our community is up to no good, please refer to the following tweets with vital information so we can STOP attacking the victims involved in this situation.
First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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THREAD: How can I create a better pitch while not also killing myself mentally, aka Pitching is tough, please help.

#ontheporch #writerscommunity #writerslife #amquerying #amwriting #writetip #iamaneditor #thisishowitworks
I think the first thing we have to cover today is that not everything you want to say about your story is going to fit or belongs in your pitch. Many things you think are critical to "understand" the story don't have to come into the pitch.
And this reveals the point of the pitch - not to understand the story (that's what reading the manuscript is for), but to become interesting in it, so that the pitch-audience says "I want more information, I will go check out this manuscript."
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THREAD: The line of character and arc and theme. Or: How do I make this character matter in this world I've created? #WritingCommunity #writerscommunity #ontheporch #amwriting #amediting #writercommunity #manycommunities
Let's start with some definitions.

"Character" - your main character, but could also be a secondary one.
"Arc" - the journey the character takes - emotional, physical, mental ... going from a starting state to a changed state at story's end
Theme - the takeaway for the reader
Ideally what we're creating is a character whose arc affects them and gives the reader multiple things to take away that can be (with some obvious modification) applied to their own life.

But how?
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