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We’re all on some sort of journey, aren’t we? Check back here periodically to find out more about G. Elizabeth Kretchmer’s journeys through the literary world and through life.

Category Archives: Writing, Craft of Writing, Therapeutic Writing

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2 Responses to A Short Interview with Yours Truly

  1. The tone of this interview was so open and friendly and not like a mini-lecture so it was a pleasure to read and felt like a chat, but revealing! I like knowing you didn’t like your protagonist but kept he character in the novel, and that Frankie was such a success as a character (hard writing a new teen, I bet!). “Nature and relationships” as your inspiration opened a big door and my absolute favorite remark is “You’re not done until you understand what the reader’s takeaway will be.” Takeaway here? I cannot wait for the next book … I have a better feel for the books by getting to know the author!

    • Thanks for your comment, Kay. Good to know I stayed clear of the mini-lecture, a trap I sometimes fall into but avoid when possible. Hopefully I’ll be able to clue you in on more next-novel news in the coming weeks.

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Our Eyes: Windows Into Our Souls

It has been said the eyes are the windows to our souls, and writers accordingly pay close attention to what a character does with her eyes. Unfortunately, emerging writers often rely too much on the standard look/glance/gaze between characters to convey thought, desire, and emotion. As I prepared for a writing workshop at the fabulous… Continue Reading

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Crafting Your Story

As many writers will tell you, crafting your story is easier said than done. I was recently asked to present a craft talk about this subject at a local college, and while I wrote my lecture with writers in mind, the same concepts can be applied to those of us who just like to orally tell… Continue Reading

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