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Awhile back, I shared a number of quotes from famous authors on writing. These were quotes I came across that I disagreed with. Some I ..read more
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Since many of you are in the throes of NaNoWriMo, here’s a reprint of a post I wrote years ago discussing how helpful mind-mapping is ..read more
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This is the time of year when many writers (or aspiring ones) commit to the fun madness that is NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month is ..read more
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Note: This post was originally posted in August on Writer’s Fun Zone here. Tension is created by lack. Lack of understanding, lack of ..read more
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Chances are, you’ve heard of deep point of view. Imagine a camera lens that zooms in for a close-up; deep POV is when the description ..read more
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Traditionally, there are four general types of opposition at the heart of a story. While our protagonist might face multiple kinds of ..read more
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The protagonist’s transformational journey is highlighted in countless stories, whether novels, movies, or plays. If you take time to ..read more
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Way too often writers start their novels in the wrong place. With a scene that does the premise a disservice. The setup is tricky but ..read more
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Getting readers to feel something from our writing is hard. Even harder is to get them to feel complex emotions that you can’t really ..read more
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Today’s guest post is by Sara Crawford. Writing has always been my life. I have been writing ever since I was very young. When I was in ..read more

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