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May 8, 2016

Does your world suck? If it does, you’re probably writing dystopian and your world isn’t exactly raining down sunshine, lollipops and unicorns on your characters. Dystopia is the opposite of utopia. It is an imperfect society.

 

You may be questioning how you balance all...

March 26, 2016

You’re flying along, writing chapter after chapter when suddenly you hit that dreaded wall we call: Writer’s Block. It’s a filthy word. We don’t like to say it, but it happens to all of us at one time or another.

 

How do you get past that wall that’s preventing you from...

March 19, 2016

Last week we talked about covers, this week it’s on to summaries! As a reader you wander through the shelves at the bookstore (Or wade through them on Amazon) and you spot a cover that grabs you’re attention, you pick the book up.

 

You’re not going to make your purchase...

March 13, 2016

We’ve all heard the phrase; Don’t judge a book by its cover. Yet, as you wander through the bookstore, you can’t help but do exactly that. I can hear all of you out there saying, “Oh no, I never do that!” Don’t lie, come on we all do it.

 

The cover is the first thing yo...

March 7, 2016

We all have memories, some good, some of them not so good. At times, you haul them out, dust them off and ruminate on the past. Share stories with friends, you laugh and commiserate over those stories.

In essence, you’re flashing back to the past. Something that’s easy...

February 28, 2016

 

 

Your characters are what help drive your story, without them, well … there wouldn’t be much there. A poor lonely cow in a field, maybe, but even that cow is a character. Am I right?

So how does an author keep track of all of their characters? How do they develop those...

February 20, 2016

I was having a conversation with a friend on a writing site I belong to about outlining. She's beginning a large series and was doing some serious deep in-depth outlining for the series before she even put pen to page. 

I never outline before I begin writing. I fin...

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