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Read This if You Want to Become a Novelist

Many of you enjoyed and have sent little notes to me about the Francine Prose book Reading Like a Writer I reviewed. Well, in that spirit, here’s my other all-time favorite, … 915 more words


Write a Novel: March 2015 Update

I can’t remember the last time I felt caught up on my writing progress. But that was the case in March. I also can’t remember a time when I did so very little work. 114 more words


Write a Novel: February Update

It’s the first month of my personal novel-writing year and I feel great so far. Through persistence, plus permission to just drop a few things that were not helping my process, I’m marking 2014 as done. 250 more words


The Name Of The Game (How Not To Write A Novel)

“Everything about fictional characters—from their likes and dislikes to their deepest hopes and desires—is deliberately constructed to establish plot, theme, and symbolism. When considered from this perspective, it stands to reason that character names should be carefully and deliberately constructed as well.”

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Point of View (How Not To Write A Novel)

Your Guide On Not Writing The Worst Novel In The Entire Known Universe

Writing a novel is a daunting task when you’re a novice writer. In the beginning, you’re looking ahead to the final act of publishing, anxious to have your story read by people everywhere.

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Spotlight on Zoe Ambler

Last week author and blogger Zoe Ambler was kind enough to feature an interview with me about my writing and publishing adventures.

This week I’m turning the tables and inviting Zoe into my spotlight too answer some daft questions about her work! 916 more words