Category Archives: Patrick Hodges

Expressing Emotion in Writing

Expressing Emotion in Writing by Patrick Hodges As an author, it’s normal to look at our past works and wonder, “OMG, what was I thinking?” Obviously, rookie mistakes are normal when you’re a fledgling writer, but whether you are writing … Continue reading

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Best YA Books of 2016 (so far)

Best YA Books of 2016 (so far) by Patrick Hodges I’ve been on a reading tear of late. So many fantastic books to read, so little time! Though I do on rare occasions step out of my comfort zone and … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Adverb Junkie

Confessions of an Adverb Junkie by Patrick Hodges Hello. My name is Patrick, and I am an adverb junkie. (Everyone: Hi, Patrick! We warmly welcome you openly!) I’m an emotional guy, and I write the same way. I am of … Continue reading

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To Outline or Not to Outline

To Outline or Not to Outline by Patrick Hodges Most fiction writers fall into one of two categories, which in the vernacular are called “plotters” and “pantsers.” Lest you be unfamiliar with these terms: a “pantser” is someone who sits … Continue reading

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The Eight Best Things About Being an Author

The Eight Best Things About Being an Author by Patrick Hodges You may aspire to write a book. Here, in my humble opinion, are eight reasons you should go for it! Following the reverse countdown format, and without further ado… … Continue reading

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YA Author Rendezvous at the Tucson Festival of Books

YA Author Rendezvous at the Tucson Festival of Books by Patrick Hodges On March 12  and 13, five authors journeyed down south for the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. We were representing my Facebook group of Young Adult and kids’ … Continue reading

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Dialogue Basics

Dialogue Basics by Patrick Hodges If there is one thing I’ve learned a lot about over the last year – as a writer, a reader, and an editor – it’s how NOT to write dialogue. And believe me, I have … Continue reading

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