In a Book Club or Reading Group?
After several terrific book club meetings, I now have completed a reading group guide for Theater of Illusion and Jasper Mountain as well as First, There is a River. They come with a spoiler alert, though. If you haven't read the book yet, these guides will give some plot surprises away.
So read first, study later :o)

For all three discussion guides,
click here
(or visit “study guides” in sidebar).

Read Kathy’s Recent Blogs at the How To Write Shop:

Act Your Character
Use Fear as a Writing Prompt
The First Layer of Character
Creative Writing Prompts: Turning Points of a Life
Creative Goal Setting for Writers

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