Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2015’

The Dot and the Line

So a Dot and a Line walk into a bar. The dot says, “I see something has changed.” The line …

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Why should I read your blog?

It seems that every author and his brother has a blog these days. Blogs are a great way to identify …

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When Your Story Needs a Home

There comes a time in the life of every story when it grows up and needs to leave the comfort …

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Listening to your Muse

Communication is more than merely saying words, hoping someone else will understand. It’s about learning what to say in a …

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NaNoWriMo Camp April

Boys and girls, it’s time to pack for camp. Get your bug spray. Grab your swimming suit. And don’t forget …

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Finding your lost story

You did it. You finished your novel. And a huge congratulations for doing so. Unfortunately when reading back through your …

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Sticking With a Story

A novelist is faced with many difficult and uncertain choices on the road to creating the story. Is the setting …

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Build a Better Blurb

Have you struggled to find just the right words to describe your novel? Are you seeking strong verbs to explain …

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What is the Right Length for a Scene?

How do you know if a scene is too long or too short? What is the right length of a …

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When Art Imitates Life

Do you base your characters on people you know? More importantly, do people you know think that your characters are …

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