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SIX OF THE BEST… rules for naming your characters

With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I'm sure many of the writers in the crowd are working up their outlines and prepping for the marathon task of writing at least 1667 words per day through [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… reasons for giving up on a story

I love to read. This is known. I read very quickly -- I can get through most normal-sized novels (350-400 pages) in a little over four hours -- and I read a lot of different [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… revision tips

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I’ve written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. I've been part of writing groups for a few years now, and [...]

By |November 26th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… sex writing tips

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I’ve written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. Time for me to dust off my soapbox and start talking about [...]

By |November 19th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… writing tips that I could come up with

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. Look, most of us nerds do want to be writers of some [...]

By |November 10th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|2 Comments

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