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Maureen Ulrich

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I grew up in Edmonton and Calgary. I started writing horse stories when I was 11 and historical fiction during my high school years. In 1976 I returned to Saskatoon to attend university and graduated in 1980 with an education degree. My first teaching assignment was in Lampman, and I have pretty much been there ever since. I didn’t have much time for writing during the 80’s because I was too busy getting married, finishing a BA, teaching middle years at Estevan Junior High, and raising two wonderful daughters. However, in 1996 I was asked to write a student production, and the floodgates opened. Thirty plays later, I am still writing for students and for my adult community theatre troupe in Lampman. In 1999, I started a YA manuscript about ...more

Okay. I know. It's been nearly four months since the last tip. I fell off the writing advice wagon for a few months, but I am back.

Chapter endings/cliffhangers, if you will.

It's not a good idea to begin many chapters with "When he woke up in the morning, he . . ." Ending chapters with "She decided to go to bed and deal with it the next morning" isn't a great idea either.

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Published on August 28, 2013 21:35 • 53 views • Tags: cliffhanger, writing-advice, ya
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Maureen Ulrich Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

You are welcome, Christine. I'm not on this site nearly as much as I should be!


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