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Find out how to claim a free, signed copy of Ravens Cove, An Alaska Iconoclast Mystery at www.ravenscove.maryannpoll.com. Click on ‘Share’ and follow the instructions. I’ve lost count of how many people ask me when I started writing or how … Continue reading

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To claim a free personalized copy of Ravens Cove go to www.ravenscove.maryannpoll.com, click “Share” and follow the instructions. Being the author of three published books, I have done more book signings than I can count. When I first started, the pressure … Continue reading

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To learn how to claim a free and signed copy of Ravens Cove, An Alaska Iconoclast Mystery, go to www.ravenscove.maryannpoll.com and click on ‘Share.’ I love dialogue between characters. For this author, dialogue is the most fun part of writing. … Continue reading

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Check out the Alaska Iconoclast thriller series at www.ravenscove.maryannpoll.com Characters are the backbone of every story. It follows that they must be developed. More, they must be believable. So, how do I develop believable characters, you ask? Here’s a list … Continue reading

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 I have enormous respect for authors of reference books for other writers. There is one in particular that I go to time and again—The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood. If you are having difficulty beginning your novel, or if you’re … Continue reading

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