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Robert D. Reed Publishers News — writers groups

An Interview with the author of STEFI!

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about how our book, Stefi, should be made into a movie. Tonight I discovered a YouTube video of the author, Jenny Paschall, being interviewed about the book. I wonder who would be the perfect actress to play 24-year-old Stefi and who would be perfect as 42-year-old Sue! It is really fun to imagine this story on the movie screen.    

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Deal a Story and GO WILD with ideas!

Cleone Reed Adding twists to novels Card game for writers Character development choosing a genre choosing a plot Cleone Reed comedy writers Deal a Story overcoming writer's block playwrights plot development screenwriters Story development Sue Viders surprise endings Tool for Writers villians and heroes and heroines writer's block Writer's Tool writers groups writing coaches writing teachers

When I play with the Deal a Story Brain-Storming Card Game by Sue Viders, I end up with a wide variety of emotions. Today, the first hand I drew made me literally laugh out loud! Another one made me totally puzzled. Another one had me intrigued. I think the reactions and feelings are as endless as the possible stories that can come out of using this game, or as we refer to it, this writer’s tool. (Here is a sample random draw:) The idea is to pick one of sixteen cards in each group: Hero, Heroine, Villain, Plot, and Genre; and...

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