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POV Problems: The Series

Writing a novel is hard.  Writing a series is liking trying to raise triplets–exponentially more difficult than raising three separate children. There are so many ways that writers can go wrong with a series that aren’t noticeable at the book … Continue reading

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Misery (the novel)

In his “Learn Writing with Uncle Jim” thread on Absolute Write, James D. Macdonald recommended writers read Misery by Stephen King.  You can see his full explanation for why here.  (You can skip down to where it says, “Why did … Continue reading

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I can’t write first person POV

I find it interesting that most new writers supposedly write in first person point of view, because that’s the point of view I tend to struggle with the most.  Even the short story I wrote where the author is very much … Continue reading

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Writers are like snowflakes (part 4)

In my forum lurking I’ve seen any number of questions about how long someone’s scenes should be or how long their chapters should be or how many scenes should be in a chapter.  And once again, I find myself wanting to … Continue reading

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Don’t write accurate dialogue

Write believable dialogue, but don’t try to be accurate about it. When I was in college, I took an education course and one of the assignments for the course was to record a one-on-one learning situation and then transcribe it … Continue reading

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Writers are like snowflakes (Part 3)

Part 3 in this whole “we’re all unique” discussion. Today’s topic: how to write. As I may have mentioned before, I lurk a few writers forums (I’m too anti-social to actually participate).  And I’ve seen many times now where newer … Continue reading

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