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Writing Techniques: Character Names

Minor/minimal spoilers ahead.

Like a lot of authors/writers, I prefer to give my characters unique names – and I often choose names with particular meanings. This is not the case for all names I choose, as some are just selected by random, but most of the names I pick have a specific meaning and purpose. 1,197 more words


Review: Selection Day

My wife bought me a copy of this novel – signed by the author!  – while I was briefly in the hospital (nothing very serious) and I wanted something to read.   502 more words

Writing Techniques

Writing tips

Recognize any of these?

  1. Overuse of filler words

  2. Using too many weak words

  3. Weak adjectives

  4. Verbose colloquialisms

  5. Nominalization


Finding Inspiration and letting the words flow

Inspiration often comes in the form of ideas or words for me. When I want to write something the word just flow out of me onto the computer screen. 455 more words

General Opinion

NaNoWriMo Tips: Point of View

NaNoWriMo isn’t about writing just one thing. It is also a time for experimentation, which can also spice up the chore of your 1,667 words a day. 126 more words

Writing Tips