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A Review - Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

I can’t tell you how many people have recommended this book to me and for good reason. A panster at heart, I found my story floundering and myself stuck around the 40,000-word mark. 165 more words


My Choice Tuesday: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

All right, here goes nothing. I’m working on establishing a set routine for posts, taking the weekends off, of course.

Tuesday I have instituted as “My Choice Tuesday” (alliterations are awesome, but not really my thing, so sorry in advance for my crappy titles). 485 more words

Writing Tips: Quirks - The Pros and Cons

I’m sure all you writers have heard that your characters need quirks … especially your major characters, such as the protagonist and antagonist. Foreshadowing and background adds quirks to the character, makes him unique. 933 more words

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The books are packed, the shelves stand empty and a bad law has just been passed

Life interrupts your flow every so often. Last week we found out that we needed to move to a new flat. That means scrubbing, dusting, scrubbing and boxing up our possessions. 278 more words


So I'm Writing a Novel...

Over the past 4 years or so I’ve been writing a variety of different novels, most of which never got past the plotting stage–none of which I’ve ever finished. 675 more words



One speculative column on what the Rangers might receive for Rick Nash if they traded him, has led to a windfall of baseless rumors, culminating in… 992 more words


Three Coaching Resources to Help You Finish that Novel

 I’ll admit, in the beginning writing a novel seemed as foreign to me as speaking intelligible French on my trip to Paris last year. The fact I didn’t know the language didn’t sway me. 467 more words

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