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Three Dirty Birds Talk Self-Editing for Fiction Writers and Keeping Things in Proportion

Welcome back to Chapter 4 of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King. Today we’re chattering about Proportion in your writing.

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Writing 101 – Observational Skills

Alright, alright…I’m calm now.

Ladies and gentlemen, fellow readers and writers, thank you for bearing with us following last week’s breakdown…technical difficulties i.e. my rant. 413 more words

Writing Advice

Encouraging Aspiring Writers

As a freelance writer and writing instructor, I’m often asked to edit the work of my peers and of aspiring writers. And I love to encourage others to… 684 more words

Writer's Life

What does good writing look like?

Writing doesn’t just have to sound good, it has to look good. There is a definite shape to writing that’s painted through sentences, paragraphs and chapters. 474 more words

The Myth of Strong Female Characters

I recently read an interesting article (http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2013/08/i-hate-strong-female-characters) about the double standard set for female characters in literature and media. I find it rather disturbing that we have to characterize female roles as ‘strong’, as if it weren’t inherently implied like with men. 265 more words

Present and Correct

Do you tell your story using past tenses? If so, don’t think you can’t also use the present tense. Sometimes it’s the right tool for the job. 903 more words

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