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David Farland: Story Doctor
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I went to Midland, Texas over the weekend. On a taxi ride from the airport, the driver asked what I did for a living and commented, “I’ve always wanted to write a novel.” There was a genuine ache in his voice, as if he’d left something undone on his bucket list, and I thought, The cure for always wanting to write a novel is to write a novel.

While I was registering for the convention a bit later, I heard one woman behind me tell another, “I keep wanting to start my next novel, but it has been months!” And I thought, The cure for wanting to start a novel is to start the novel.

Over the course of the next few days, I hear other people talk about being unable to finish their novels, and so on, and the line, “The cure for. . .” kept ringing through my head.
The Cure
The Cure
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Damaged Characters
Damaged Characters
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How to End a Story Well https://buff.ly/2CagqAz #WritingTips
How to End a Story Well
How to End a Story Well
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6 Tips to Increase Your Brain Power https://buff.ly/2O9HCqB #WritingTips
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Choosing Your Editor
Choosing Your Editor
Choosing Your Editor
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The Curse of the Blank Page https://buff.ly/2O3RYXQ #WritingTips
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If your story doesn’t stand out based upon the beauty of your words—your sensitive use of language, your tone and style—it really won’t matter.

You see, lackluster prose is perhaps the biggest bar to publication.
Poetics
Poetics
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Motivation vs. Habit
Motivation vs. Habit
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