Author Archives: DiAnn Mills

 
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The Power of Pacing — Part 2

Every scene should have a goal, conflict, discovery, and high stakes.

 
 
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The Power of Pacing — Part 1

Rhythmic pacing keeps your story alive and moving—in scenes and sequels that leave readers eager for what will happen next.

 
 
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Children of the West

To know a book is to digest every word and experience it through the writer’s passion.

 
 
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Mining Your Family Reunions

Invariably, family reunions spark story ideas for me.

 
 
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The Lure of Historical Suspense

All stories need strong heroes and heroines who must choose between courage and allowing evil to win.

 
 
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A Writer’s Twelve Days of Christmas

A writer can dream, right?

 
 
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Does Your Story Measure Up?

Create a world that whisks your readers away.

 
 
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The Antagonistic Setting

In an antagonistic setting, every breath means potential disaster.

 
 
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Who’s Your Boss?

Being a writer means being your own boss—right?

 
 
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10 Things I Wish I Had Known

Bestselling author and CWG Craftsman mentor DiAnn Mills offers lighthearted encouragement for your writing journey.