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How to Screw Up Your Novel: The Drop-In Character

How to Screw Up Your Novel: The Drop-In Character

By Larry Kahaner

I just finished a terrific book that had one major flaw. It’s a shame, too, because the book’s author is up there with Baldacci, Child and Crais. 453 more words

Writing Tips

On Writing: What do you want?

I was so taken with a recent piece by Selena Anderson on the Glimmer Train site that I wanted to share it. I won’t reproduce the entire piece, but I recommend reading it. 213 more words

On Writing

Where's Waldo?

How many characters should I have?

This question borders on stupid, really, the answer is obvious: As many as it takes to tell the story. 557 more words

Writing Process

I'm conflicted

I’ve just written a blog and I can’t publish it. I can’t even talk about the content. Which is a shame but I’m going to do it anyway. 108 more words


A Question of Viewpoint, or Whose Telling This Story Anyway?

I’ve been struggling for some time with the question of viewpoint because I feel that it’s the main way the author conveys the story he or she is trying to tell  the reader.   687 more words

Writer's Journey

NaNoWriMo Day #10 - Who Loves Ya?

Although my NaNo novel is not a romance per se, the romance is important. Because I’ve been having a bit of trouble determining the dynamics of the relationship, I decided to do a quick spread called the Love and Relationship Celtic Cross (modified.) It’s similar to the Celtic Cross spread but does not have as many cards. 696 more words


Meet My Character – A Blog Tour

My friend and critique partner, the talented Heidi Noroozy, invited me to participate in a Meet My Character Blog Tour, where we talk about a character in one of our books. 529 more words