All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘writer talk’

Overcoming Writer’s Block

We all know the feeling. Having stories, well ideas for stories anyway, floating around in your head, but somehow not …

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Offensive Writing

Sometimes characters in stories say, do, or believe things that would be offensive if they happened in real life. Sometimes …

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Let’s have a chat…

In real life if you need to find something out about a person, you’ll probably talk to them. Maybe invite …

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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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Cover Ups

It used to be that you could recognize a self-published book simply by the cover. Most were poorly designed and …

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Leading the charge

It’s a pretty standard tale these days. Write some short stories… put them together into a collection… get those stories …

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Tips?

You see it all the time in music. In fact, it’s a time-honored tradition. Playing for tips. Sometimes bars offer …

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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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Contractual Navigation

Most burgeoning writers are seeking the same thing: the opportunity to sell their stories. For some, this means self-publishing and …

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