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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

Writing

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

Writing

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