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More than Just a Flashback---Introducing the Easter Egg

So we have spent a couple posts talking about “flashbacks” and I need to take a moment to expound on something. I was a naturally good editor. 2,328 more words

Kristen Lamb

Understanding the Flashback---Bending Time as a Literary Device

Last time we talked about flashbacks and why they ruin fiction. But, because this is a blog and I don’t want it to be 20,000 words long, I can’t address everything in one post. 2,505 more words

Kristen Lamb

Strategy

It’s a well known fact about me that I’m useless at Scrabble. This is despite being quite good, all told, in the word department and having a vocabulary which is bigger than the GDP of most countries (or, these days, their national debt). 1,078 more words

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Is Your Idea Strong Enough? Story Structure Part 4

Whether we are traditionally published, indie published or self-published, we must connect with readers and tell a great story. Structure is the “delivery system” for our story, so it’s wise to make it as solid as possible. 2,065 more words

Kristen Lamb

Tuesday Two-Minute Writing Tip - Cliché Phrases to Avoid

Got two minutes? Then check out this week’s quick tip:

Clichés: I’m not referring to plot cliches or tropes. That’s another topic for another day, although I’m not sure I really have a problem with those. 640 more words

For Writers

Tuesday Two-Minute Writing Tip - Expletive Construction

Got two minutes? Then check out this week’s quick tip:

Expletive Construction – Sentences that begin with phrases like…

For Writers

On the Plotting and Pacing of Things

Once you have characters and a world, the actual story comes next. Whatever that story is, it’s up to you. There’s a niche for everything and every story has its place somewhere. 878 more words