Laura Michelle Thomas is a novelist, freelance writer, writing mentor, and the owner of Laura Thomas Communications. She is the creator and administrator of the Junior Authors Contests and Junior Authors Conferences. Laura is publisher and senior editor of jaBlog! and is dedicated to fostering the development of young writers worldwide.

Author Archives: Laura Michelle Thomas

Show Don’t Tell

by Laura Michelle Thomas   Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. – Anton Chekhov Experienced storytellers show. Amateurs tell. What’s the difference? Let’s say you have a character named Bill and you want the reader to know that Bill is angry. You have two choices...
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Ten Places to Find Story Ideas

by Laura Michelle Thomas   Stories come from two places: you and the world, inside yourself and outside yourself. So, finding a story idea is easier than you think, if you pay attention. That’s what creative people do, they pay attention. Artists observe the word, think about the world, feel it with their five senses...
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