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Oct 8

Should You Write an Outline?

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Writing links

Outlines work for some authors, and they might go so far as to say that you can’t write a cohesive tale without one.

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Oct 7

Warning: Characters in Mirror May Be Deeper Than They Appear

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Writing links

Oct 2

Mark Twain’s Rules for Good Writing

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Writing links

Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s 18 rules for writing – part of his response to the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) is the writer who once observed, ‘The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.’

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Oct 1

Do You Really Know How To “Show, Don’t Tell”?

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Writing links

When you write in Deep POV, like so many books today, even your narrative must Show, Don’t Tell. It should read as though the character is speaking rather than author intrusion. Years ago, books used an omniscient narrator, but today readers expect more. It is at the editing stage where you can amp your writing to the next level by concentrating on these changes.

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Sep 24

How to Improve the Conflict in Your Story

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Writing links

Sep 24

“I don’t believe in my story.”

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Writing links

Sep 22

Know Your Story Locale and Setting

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Writing links

In order for your viewpoint characters and narrators to sound like natives of the fictional world (land, country, or era) of their stories—and in order for you to sound like a native yourself—you need to be more than familiar with the way the locals speak.

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Sep 15

Dialogue Tags & Redundancy

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in Writing links

Sep 13

Writing about mythology

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Writing links

Sep 2

Your Character’s Personality

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in Writing links


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