All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sunday Retrospecter’

Who Are Your Heroes?

It was shocking to hear the news that rock god David Bowie died. Shocking again two days later to lose …

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Genre Swapping

It has been said that a certain, well-loved sci-fi franchise is really nothing more than a western in space. One …

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To boldly go…

Grammar and punctuation are interesting subjects to many writers. It’s not so much that we care about them for their …

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Finding the Friction

Let’s face it – as writers we do terrible things to our characters. It’s not that we really want to. …

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Do you know your end from the beginning?

Some writers (we’ve talked about them here before) are plotters. They begin their writing with a solid outline and know …

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Natural antagonists

Every story needs conflict. The kind of story you are writing will determine the main kind of conflict your story …

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Paper chase

Digital tools are nearly entirely ubiquitous these days. Most writers use computers, tablets, or smartphones for almost every aspect of …

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Feeding back

Maybe you’re looking for help on a sticky story line. Maybe you’re looking for a pat on the back from …

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The story before the story

What happens if you’re working through a revision and discover that, really, you’ve written two separate stories? One of Holly’s …

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Words Other Than Said

There are different schools of thought about writing dialog. One is very strict about dialog tags, recommending that writers try …

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