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SIX OF THE BEST… narrative devices you can’t use anymore (because they’re cliche’d)

Out of a sense of maudlin more than anything else, the week of Christmas I pulled up the Dunesteef episode where they ran published my novelette Secret Santa. I enjoyed listening to it again, but [...]

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SIX OF THE WORST… ways you can ruin an otherwise-good idea for a genre fiction story

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. It's NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments