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Happy New Year! I hope you had a prolific year and are making resolutions for another great one! Here is a round-up of my most popular posts this year based on traffic. Thanks to the staying power of Pinterest, a lot of these popular posts are older (only two are from 2015!) so you may find something you missed. Enjoy! My 10 Most-Read Posts This Year TEN… The “Chekhov’s Gun” Guide to Foreshadowing: I’m pretty proud of this post. I love when authors unite many story threads into one, so I was delighted to research this tiny aspect of the process. NINE… How to Create a Remarkable Villain (Beyond the Clichés!): This is a guest post by David Villalva, and it’s one of only two posts published in 2015 to make this most popular list. David managed to tie in my beloved Batman characters and let me do an Alice-in-Wonderland-themed doodle. EIGHT… What Every Writer Should Know About Their Novel’s Pre-Middle: This post added five index cards to the master outline, so it gets a lot of clicks. SEVEN… There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?!: Everyone loves a good chart. SIX… 6 Simple Ways to Write a Physical Description: Another post that is getting a lot of traffic from Pinterest, written almost exactly a year ago. FIVE… Day-by-Day NaNoWriMo Outline: Your 30-Day Cheatsheet: You guys shared this post like a boss. Thank you. This was the most popular post that I published in 2015, and I think it worked as a good introduction for lots of new readers. FOUR… 7 Tips for Writing Realistic Dialogue: This is a guest post by Lara Willard. It’s one of the few posts on Better Novel Project that looks at writing style as opposed to plot or characters. It gets a lot of play on Pinterest! THREE… 9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a […]
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Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.
The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.
Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.
When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.
She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.