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A Better Way to Craft Fiction
A Better Way to Craft Fiction

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Following up on chapter one insights, these next three posts will focus on three specific aspects of the beginning of a story. Your first chapter is the first words your writers will hear. As they read them, they’ll be attuning themselves to the story…
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The first chapter isn’t necessarily more difficult in a technical sense of writing, but it is one of the most scrutinized pieces of a story. First chapters are important, which might seem kind of obvious since they’re where a story starts off. But their…
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There will be a series of blog posts, starting with this one, that are all about editing your first chapter. The workshop this past weekend was a great success, and thanks again to those who were able to come out. I put together a quick downloadable sheet…
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The goal for NaNoWriMo is 50,000 words in 30 days – which works out to ~1,667 words per day. For those familiar with the trials and tribulations of achieving NaNo’s goal, it’s common that there are some days when more than 1,667 words will be written and…
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Lately, I’ve had a huge issue with second guessing myself. I’ve been busying doing things for Crimson Melodies and for my family, and this site somehow got pushed down on the priority list. It was mostly due to necessity, but that doesn’t stop me from…
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There has been a huge kerfuffle about a recent (March 1st) change in Amazon’s seller policies regarding third-party sellers and “new” books. You can read more the-sky-is-falling articles on Huffington Post, at the Huffington Post, and at Publishing…
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There’s a lot of areas where the idea of wanting to be a writer versus actually being a writer overlap. At the end of the day, wanting to be a writer is all about trying. Being a writer is all about doing. This post is inspired, in part, by this…
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Netflix and Marvel have been teaming up to offer some lesser known comic heroes and heroines a chance at the spotlight. They’ve given us Daredevil (2 seasons), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and now, Iron Fist. Say what you will about the first three because…
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