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NaNoWriMo anyone?

If you have writing friends, you may have heard a fairly mysterious word in recent weeks. You may have heard about preparing for it, dreaming about it and fretting about it. NaNo. No, it’s not about the unit of measurement … Continue reading

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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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Three Novels a Year

So you are saying there is no way you can write every day. Even if you really want to be a writer. Because you’re really, really busy. Because you work long hours. Because you don’t have a single hour to … Continue reading

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Why Short Stories?

But I want to write a novel, you say. Short stories are boring. I really want to follow a character around and see him or her grow. Short stories are – well – too short for that. And there is … Continue reading

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The Many Options for Seeing Your Book in Print

Traditional publishing, self-publishing, or paying a publisher to create a book – there is lots to choose from. Many authors, especially those who just wrote “The End” under their first novel, have no idea what is the best for them. … Continue reading

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