Archive for June, 2012

How an Early Change can Ripple Through your Story

June 30th, 2012 No comments

I’m going to tell you how a simple change early in my story reaped benefits later on. In doing so, perhaps I can provide some useful advice about solving problems. Read more…

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Splitting Time Between Writing Projects

June 23rd, 2012 3 comments

I have two stories waiting for edits. I need to keep them moving, but I don’t want to stop writing new material. How can I juggle my projects more effectively? Read more…

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5 Great Ways to Break up Dialogue

June 16th, 2012 No comments

Writing dialogue is one of the best shortcuts to showing character. I love it! But you can have too much! A whole page of dialogue can be confusing, and boring – it just doesn’t have the punch that action does! So, how can we break it up and keep our story moving? Read more…

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Routines – Why You Need One to be a Serious Writer

June 9th, 2012 No comments

I have written about routine before – normally it’s because I have fallen out of it! This time, it’s because I’m getting back into a routine, finally, and the advantages are immediately re-revealing themselves to me. Read more…

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Ruminations on Destiny and Peril

June 2nd, 2012 No comments

So I’ve been thinking a lot about content recently. Not the whole process of writing, but about what is actually written. This has been spurred by a number of things, different influences and so fourth, but it did give me some serious thought about the role of destiny in your story. Read more…