Susan Q Knittle-Hunter was born and raised in Southern California. She and her husband built and lived in a home in the Rocky Mountains for over twenty years. She taught special needs children but later became disabled herself with a rare disorder called Periodic Paralysis. She is the co-founder of the Periodic Paralysis Network,PPNI Publishing and has written five books.
Sotos Syndrome: A Tribute to Sandy
Living With Periodic Paralysis: The Mystery Unraveled
A Periodic Paralysis Guide and Workbook: Be The Best You Can Be Naturally
A Bill Of Rights For Periodic Paralysis Patients
What Is Periodic Paralysis?: A Disease Like No Other
Publications by Susan Q. Knittle-Hunter and PPNI Publishing
About John D. Hunter and PPNI Publishing
John D. Hunter was born in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his wife built and lived in a home in the Rocky Mountains for over twenty years. He has many trades and interests including computers, teaching, corrections, carpentry, art, writing, science, philosophy, zen and gardening just to name a few. He is the co-founder of the Periodic Paralysis Network,PPNI Publishing and has written several books.
Over Consumption: Oil & Digital Expressions
Moments in Time: At Home in the Woods
The End Game: Senior Intervention
Pocket Zen: The Pathway to Spiritual Enlightenment
Currently, he lives in Sequim, Washington on a few forested acres with Susan, their 2 cats and a host of wild forest friends. Building web sites, gardening, writing and keeping pace with current events keeps him busy. The EZ Writing Guide will be available soon.
Creating scene structure is a key writing skill. Great scenes go a long way toward great storytelling; weak scenes result in weak storytelling. Unfortunately, many writers often struggle with vague, sometimes contradictory approaches to writing scenes. A scene should be a complete narrative unit. It should involve a relatively small number of primary characters—except when
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Most days as a writer, I wake up excited to tackle everything on my to-do list. My big plans always include ROCKING my daily writing session. I’m always like, “Today is the day I’m going to write 5,000 words in one sitting! Rawr!” Then writing time rolls around. And… I’m still futzing around the house,
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I’ve been writing consistently since I was twelve, which means I’ve now been writing for the (amazingly long very short?) period of twenty-two years. In that time, almost as much about my writing has changed as has remained the same. This is something I’ve been casually pondering for a while now. Then, last week, I
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My heart is so full as I write this. So many things going on in the world right now—both good and bad. It makes me reflect, not for the first time, on the tremendous gift given to writers in the simple fact that we have a place to put not just our feelings, but every
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[I’m taking a quick break this week to deal with some personal stuff (no worries—everything’s good!), so decided to share a short post some of you may remember from the e-letter years ago.] Sooner or later, most authors find the constraints of POV frustrating. It can be difficult to observe the strictures of a tight
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List a handful of your favorite novels and I’ll bet they have one thing in common: an unforgettable main character. From Captain Ahab to Atticus Finch and from Harry Potter to Katniss Everdeen, such memorable characters seem like long-lost friends. Inventing characters and infusing them... [Continue reading below]
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As a reader, I’ve never felt a good book was too long, even more than a thousand pages. And I’ve never found a bad book short enough. One of the most common questions writers ask me: “How long should my manuscript be?” Well, different publishers... [Continue reading below]
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You’ve settled on the idea for your novel. You’ve narrowed it to a sentence or two, and you’re ready to tackle what seems an insurmountable task—developing your lead character. If you’re an Outliner (one who outlines your novel first), it’s time for character development, an... [Continue reading below]
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If you’re a Pantser (one who writes by the seat of your pants), outlining a novel can appear impossible. Trust me, I know. I’ve written nearly 200 books, had 21 New York Times bestsellers, and sold over 71 million copies—and guess what? I’m not an... [Continue reading below]
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Naming your characters doesn’t sound that hard, does it? Then why is it? Naming characters can be nearly as stressful as naming a newborn. You want something interesting and memorable, but not quirky or outrageous—unless you’re writing a comedy. You definitely don’t want to be... [Continue reading below]
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Yoast SEO Secrets from the hard-working (if judgemental) WordPress Elves by Anne R. Allen Our fantastic webmaster, Barb Drozdowich of Bakerview Consulting, put a Yoast SEO plug-in on this blog when she rescued us several years ago. (After my disastrous attempt at turning this into a “monetized” blog. Note: Author blogs shouldn’t be monetized.) Like
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by Anne R. Allen We all have a writing craft issue or two…or three or four or five, no matter where we are in our careers. Yes, even professional authors who have written ten or more novels. I’m wrestling with some myself with my forthcoming Camilla book, Catfishing in America, which is still, alas, only
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by Ruth Harris A term used in scoring tennis, “unforced errors” are not caused by the actions of the player’s opponent, but they’re the responsibility of the player him/herself. S/he is caught wrong-footed, out of balance, unable to return the serve, incapable of making the winning shot. The concept of unforced errors can also be
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by Anne R. Allen I’m not sure anything stings as much as that first bad review. You’re riding high in triumph. You finished the project that may have taken decades to complete. Then you survived the crushing editing/ querying/ rejections/ revising/ editing again process. But now you’re finally a published author. Yay! Whether the publisher
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Freewrite techniques help process the traumatic times we’re living in. by Marlene Cullen When we experience an emotional event, we tend to replay it in our minds. Sometimes we want uncomfortable situations to disappear, so we try to ignore and suppress what happened. But we don’t forget. One way to manage intense feelings is to
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