Monthly Archives: February 2013

Perceptions: Writing Description in Your Novel

Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind Words. Words create influence. Words create perceptions. Words are more than just letters strung together,

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How to Edit Your Novel With Efficiency

How to edit with efficiency. Wow. That’s something I’ve struggled with. How about you? While I can whip off a full-length novel in a month or two, editing them to the point where I actually feel ready to share it

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Sagging Scenes: How to Know When You Are Killing Your Scenes

Do your scenes suffer from TMI? Are they sagging? Boring? Repeating themselves? In other words, are they slower than molasses in January? Last week I talked about coming in late and leaving early (scene writing tips & how to write

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