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The Plot and the Hero

The other day I read a book that I had waited to read. It was part of a series, and it was long in coming. I set aside an evening, got some beer and chips, and settled in for a … Continue reading

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The One Thing Every Story Must Have

Well, apart from the very obvious, like characters and a setting, a story needs one single thing: Conflict. Think about it. Conflict is where desire and obstacles meet. If there is only desire, and it is immediately fulfilled, there is … Continue reading

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The 3 Abilities Every Writer Must Develop

What makes a writer a writer? What abilities, traits or mindset help to set a writer apart from most other? And I’ve come up with three abilities or traits that I believe are fundamental for a successful writer. Here they … Continue reading

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