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NaNoWriMo Tip #4 – Have Fun!

Is it weird I need to even mention this? NaNoWriMo isn’t supposed to make you a crazed killer ala. The…

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Fooled by Mr. Keating: Embracing Plot Structure

Previously, I wrote about how I defied rules and structure in my writing in Fooled by Mr. Keating. Some might call this style…

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Fooled by Mr. Keating (How I Learned to Love Structured Writing)

The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies of all time. Even as a young kid I remember…

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How to show in your writing

The old chestnut of every creative writing teacher is “Show, don’t tell”, but they rarely give you much else. If…

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How to know genre like a pro

One of the greatest mistakes a fiction writer can make is not understanding the genre they are writing in. Most writers…

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Do the Twist

Everybody loves a twist ending. They make for fun, interesting, and satisfying stories, and usually make you think about a…

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How to Silence Your Internal Editor

In my past article How I Write 3,000 Words Per Hour, I talk about the idea of keeping the door closed when you…

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How to Write Subtext: Don’t Be Captain Obvious

At one point in time you’ve read a novel or watched a movie and finished it saying, “Man, that was…

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