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Some PCW Love For 2016

In case you still aren’t reading her blog (you should), Patricia C. Wrede has been blogging for the past few weeks about how to handle dialogue.  Well worth reading all of the posts.  But this one I bookmarked to share: … Continue reading

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Having Multiple Creative Interests

Since PCW is still taking a break from blogging due to a broken elbow (heal fast!), I figured I’d share one of her posts that I bookmarked a while back: Cross-training creativity Basically, it’s an argument for pursuing other creative … Continue reading

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You Have To Choose

Another great post to share from PCW. (Who is currently out of action with a broken elbow, poor thing.  Hope she heals soon.) Here’s a great quote from it: “The most effective writing is often counter-intuitive. In this case, it … Continue reading

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Wise Advice from PCW

It’s February 1st and I said I was going to try to post each day this month to work my way through the many, many posts I’ve bookmarked and haven’t yet shared. Who better to start with than Patricia C. … Continue reading

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When You Want To Read a Novel You Know Will Irk You

I read a book the other day that I hated.  But I also really liked. It only took me a few days to read it because the story kept drawing me back in.  I really wanted to know what happened.  … Continue reading

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Multiple Viewpoint Novels Are Tricky

Not impossible, obviously.  Look at GRRM’s or Robert Jordan’s success. BUT.  It’s very easy to screw up a novel by using more than one viewpoint character. I think some genres, like romance, have built-in assumptions that make this easier.  If … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“If you want to build a car, you don’t slap a bunch of iron ore, some sand, a rubber tree, and a couple of cows together and call it good…” – Patricia C. Wrede It’s from this post. I love … Continue reading

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Fail but don’t quit

I was just trying to find an article I had bookmarked and saw that one of my bookmarks is called “The Scoop on Our Poop.”  Ah, the joys of dog ownership! I was looking for this blog post by Chuck … Continue reading

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Some More Thoughts on Pen Names

A few good posts have come out in the last week related to pen names, so I thought I’d share them and maybe talk a little more about my experience with using pen names and give a few pointers. First, … Continue reading

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You Have To Write The Damn Thing First

In my daily forum trolling, I ran across a post today about someone who wants to be a writer.  I say good for them and would never want to discourage them from making that effort. But… I don’t have high … Continue reading

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