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EDITING 101: 26 - POV Head Hopping...

Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others. 707 more words


Plot pitfalls + ways to avoid them — World of Horror

1. THE PLOT ISN’T ORIGINAL ENOUGH. Go through your pages and highlight anything that you’ve read in another book or seen in a movie. In the margin, write where you’ve seen it. 1,148 more words

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The greatest thing in the blogging world is not the comment on your most recent post. It is that comment on a forgotten thought that was written so many nights ago it has been buried beneath your blog. 59 more words


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The Ending is Essential — QuestingAuthor

I’ve yet to make any mention of it inside of this particular blog, but I’ve recently abandoned my previous writing project. Before any of you behead me, allow to clarify that this was not a decision I took because I was feeling negative about my work on a specific day. 1,136 more words

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Fight Scene Structure Part 1: Inciting Incident — A. C. Spahn

Fight scenes are miniature novels contained within a larger story. A good fight, like a good story, requires a steady buildup to a peak of dramatic tension, followed by an inevitable tumble to a satisfying conclusion. 674 more words

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Are You Asking the Right Questions About Writing?

What lies beyond the tip of the iceberg?

All writers have been asked this question, been forced to think deeper about the implications of their prose. 1,059 more words

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What I Learned from Damon Runyon

I learned “voice” from reading Damon Runyon.  A unique writing voice will intrigue readers and encourage them to keep reading.   282 more words

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