Author Archives: Deb Atwood

About Deb Atwood

I am a writer, editor, tutor interested in literary and women's fiction, ghost stories and all things Korean.

On the Obligations of the Reader

Originally posted on Multo (Ghost):
Adapted from some ramblings of mine on Twitter. I recently came across the essay “Let Me Tell You,” by author Cecilia Tan. It’s a response to the old writing dictum “show, don’t tell,” and in…

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Description—The Good the Bad and the Just Please STOP

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Odin The Ridiculously Handsome Cat In the last post, we talked about revisions and how often when we are making those next passes through we need to flesh, cut or refine our description.…

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The Ghost Stories that Haunt Me

Originally posted on Multo (Ghost):
I joined a “Classic Ghost Stories” interest group recently (It’s called “The Classic Ghost Story Tradition” on Facebook, if you’re interested); the group focuses on “classic” ghost stories, those from the mostly British tradition written…

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The Writer’s Guide to a Meaningful Reference Library

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Whether you are just now entertaining the idea of writing a book or have been writing for a while, all authors need certain tools if our goal is to publish and make money…

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