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The Daunting Task of Flashbacks

Yesterday evening I banged out the first flashback scene that didn’t sound like something out of a telenovella or daytime soap opera. Call it egotistical, but I’m counting that at an achievement. 113 more words


Final editing: indie author style

Someone recently asked me if there are major differences in the final editing process when you’re indie published versus traditionally published. The answer is… 1,559 more words

Say... Writing Tip from John Steinbeck, No. 5

5. Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.



The Character Wheel

I’ve been a fan of Malanie Anne Phillips’s storymind theory since 2001 when I first discovered Dramatica Pro.  To this day, I still don’t fully understand it, but it is one of the most comprehensive treatments of story theory I have ever seen. 1,145 more words

Writing A Novel

41k Words and Counting

So I’m at 41,201 words and I feel like I need to be all professional and aim for 45k today. Because it’s my workday. The day when I officially work on my novel…the NaNo novel I started last year. 295 more words


If You Insist on Having Writer's Block, Here's Help.

By Larry Kahaner
            I don’t believe in writer’s block. Never did. Of course, there are days when I just don’t feel like working but it’s not because I’m a writer. 557 more words
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Four Things I Learned About Writing Novels

Yesterday, I completed the first draft of my fourth novel. Actually, in some ways it’s hard to believe that I’ve written that many novels. It wasn’t too long ago that I had given up entirely on writing and never thought I would ever have even finished one novel. 273 more words

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