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9 06, 2020

Make sure your main characters cast a shadow

2020-07-13T21:18:37+00:00June 9, 2020|Categories: Work in Progress, Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

For reasons beyond my understanding, my brain likes inventing personas—everything from wacky facades to keep small children entertained to personalities projected onto passersby. Everyone has a story, after all.

12 10, 2017

How long does it take to write a book?

2019-10-02T19:39:08+00:00October 12, 2017|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Answer: I have no idea — even after writing nine of them. Maybe some authors have a formula that produces consistent results, but for me, the question is too nuanced to allow for a simple solution.

22 07, 2014

What to do when writing tips contradict

2019-10-03T18:01:24+00:00July 22, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Since no two minds work precisely the same way, no two writers are going to approach planning, plot structure, character development, research, writing, and editing exactly the same way. A method that works for one author might result in utter failure for another.

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