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Today on Twitter, a question came up about outlining: “What’s your favorite and most effective way to outline your work before you start writing?“ Good question. As an author, I don’t typically outline, but my current work in progress (“WIP”) … Continue reading
All narrative fiction requires some amount of wold building, even if the world you’re building is a real-life setting; however, if you write speculative fiction, particularly science fiction or fantasy, world building is absolutely critical. Here are some general tips for creating an enthralling and believable world. Continue reading
To develop fully rounded and unique characters, take time early on to develop a profile of them. Continue reading
Point of view (POV) is one of the most basic underlying features of story construction, as it determines what you can show the reader and how the content will be framed. While you may be able to change POV characters … Continue reading
You’ll find plenty of opinions about what makes good writing, but there are as many opinions as there are readers, and they range from technical critiques to personal raves, with many being a mix of the two. You probably won’t … Continue reading
People like to talk about rules. Rules are supposed to make things clear and easy, and knowing the rules makes you look smart. But are there really rules of writing? Continue reading