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Wednesday March 25, 2015

Hi Lauren!  Your prologue can be how ever many pages you'd like it to be.  I am not a fan of prologues and perfer to start right with the action, but some people like them.  I think short is usually better for a prologue.  It depends on the style you are using and the size of print of the finished book, but I usually have three pages of typed manuscript that transfers to 3-4 pages of my Mermaid Tales books.  You might want to use this story elements chart to help.  Have fun writing, Debbie

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Monday March 23, 2015

Hi Avery, I begin by writing the very best story I can, then I send it to my editor who gives me suggestions for making it better.  This video gives you an idea of how the book is put together.
      Today is Bailey School Kids Day!  Hope you celebrate by having some fun, Debbie

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Friday March 20, 2015

Dear Saina, I do make up my characters, but I get ideas for them from real people, even myself!  It takes different amounts of time to write different books.  For instance, Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips took two years, while Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots was mostly written in two weeks!  I think about what I want to happen first, second, and last when I write (even before I write).
     Shalloniosnaffo, if you don't like your name you The Lost Princessmight want to think about a nickname.  Of course, I didn't like my name when I was a kid, but I like it now. 
     Lillian, I am writing book #15 in the Mermaid Tales series right now and I am having great fun.  Pearl and Kiki are really mad at each other!  You wouldn't believe what Pearl is doing!  I hope you enjoyed The Lost Princess and The Secret Sea Horse. 
     Jhaniyah, so glad you enjoy my books.  Do you have a favorite?  Declan, thanks for the fun idea!  Have a great weekend and God bless, Debbie

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Wednesday March 18, 2015

Dear Falconiafoni, I say write away.  I think you definitely have a great imagination. Since you don't The Polar Bear Expresslike your name you might like to read The Worst Name in Third Grade
     Nevella, I'm glad you think the Mermaid Tales books are perfect.  Guess what?   The newest one comes out in May.  Hi Jewel!  Have a great Wednesday, Debbie

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Tuesday March 17, 2015

Hi Amanda, Ghostville Elementary is a very old Ghost Gameschool.  Do you think that is why there are ghosts in the basement?  There's a whole classroom of ghosts, but Becky and Ozzie are the main ghosts!   Laasya, is Boo your dog?  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Tell your parents to check out my Facebook page to win a book today, Debbie

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