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Sunday, October 13
Finding the Theme of Your Story: The Vomit Draft
Hi! Welcome back. A short post today. I’m not being lazy, I’m working on three much longer ones, but that’s for next week. Today, I thou...
Monday, October 7
Writing Prompt: Who, What, Where, When, and Why
When I’m putting together a writing prompt I think of the five Ws: Who, What, When, Where and Why. Who When you look at this beauti...
Saturday, October 5
5 Necessary Characters in a Romance Novel
Yesterday, I posted about the six scenes every romance novel needs. Today I'm going to write about the five characters every romance...
Friday, October 4
The Structure of a Love Story
Love is love, but there tends to be a certain pattern to how it progresses, both in fiction and real life. I’m going to go over three ...
Wednesday, October 2
The Structure of Story
When I was a kid I had absolutely NO idea how to write an entertaining story. I wish someone had whispered the phrase “story arc” in ...
Monday, September 30
How To Write a Good Blog Post
I'm trying something new. I've released a YouTube video today. What follows is more or less the script for it. My Story My...
Saturday, September 28
Book Outlines: Helpful or Harmful?
To outline or not to outline. There are few questions more contentious in the writing world -- and writers (God bless us!) can be a rath...
Friday, September 27
Could an Artificial Intelligence Write a Book?
I want to do something a bit different in this post. I’ve gotten more into programming lately ( Python ) and I’ve wondered: Could an art...
Wednesday, September 25
Rules for Writing: Helpful or Harmful?
Hi! This is the first article in a series: Helpful or Harmful? Thanks to everyone on Twitter (all three people!) who helped me choose...
Monday, September 23
Heroes, Dragons and Treasure
Yesterday I published an article about how to write a sequel that readers won't be able to put down. One thing I forgot to include i...
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