Writer, Editor & Instructor

Jacquelin Cangro is a seasoned book editor, workshop leader, and writing coach. She provides guidance, inspiration, feedback, and accountability for dedicated fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. Jackie has helped dozens of gifted authors work toward their goals.
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Four Reasons your novel needs backstory

Understanding your characters’ backstory can deepen motivations (why they want what they want) and solve plot problems (what they do next). The heart of your protagonist’s story is buried in their past.

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Eleventh Annual Great Books to Give…And Get

Eleven years! Normally (haha!) I post a list of books that I've enjoyed during the year, but this year, I thought I'd do something a bit different. We’ve all been traveling a lot less. Maybe, like me, you've had to cancel a few trips. Without even realizing it, I've...

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If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

Stephen King

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