Archive for September, 2012

3 Steps to Give Your Story Focus

September 29th, 2012 No comments

Feel your story is bloated or confused? Maybe that was your last story, and you don’t want the same to happen again. Try these easy techniques to keep your plot on track. Read more…

Take Advantage of Memory “Chunking” with Metaphors

September 22nd, 2012 No comments

Metaphors and similes are wonderful tools in the writer’s belt. But what is going on in the brain that makes them so useful? Read more…

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“Show Don’t Tell” – A Rule Made To Be Broken?

September 15th, 2012 4 comments

“Show don’t tell” is a writing maxim as tired as “write what you know”, or “writers write”. But it seems whenever it’s mentioned the writer tells you to take the rule with a pinch of salt or flat out ignore it altogether! What’s the deal? Read more…

Plot Holes and Revelations

September 8th, 2012 1 comment

Ah, editing! Be you ever so rife with problems! So in this post we have more editing woes, this time about decisions made in the first draft that seemed convenient, but didn’t serve the story. How they were solved and how they could have been avoided below… Read more…

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5 Tips For Motivated Editing

September 1st, 2012 No comments

Do you have editing fatigue? Trouble getting motivated? Can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? Try these three easy steps to pull you through that editing process! Read more…

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