Mar
4
2014
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Setting as Part of Story

Written by Mooderino

You want readers to feel like they’re in the world of your story.

Feb
28
2014
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What Kind of Editor do You Need?

Written by Jo Michaels

A list of the different kinds of editors and what they do. How to choose one.

Feb
28
2014
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MOJAVE GREEN cover reveal

Written by Johnny Worthen

The Brothers Washburn continue their Dimensions of Death series. Check out the the cover for the upcoming MOJAVE GREEN.

Feb
28
2014
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When to Spin Off

Written by Carrie-Anne

Sometimes a secondary character or storyline begs to be fleshed out into a spinoff series or book, but sometimes a spinoff isn't necessary.

Feb
28
2014
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Contract Considerations

Written by Jo Michaels

Things you should know when signing a contract with an editor, proofreader, or cover designer.

Feb
28
2014
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Status as Character Calling Card

Written by Mooderino

The main character in a story needs to have something about them that marks them out.

Feb
20
2014
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Writing, Beware the Thirds

Written by CMKeller

Understanding novels as a three act play.

Feb
20
2014
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Reflections on LTUE #32

Written by Johnny Worthen

I spent last week at The Life the Universe and Everything conference in Provo. It was great. What makes a great convention? Sharing.

Feb
20
2014
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Beware the surprise, full-blown character

Written by Carrie-Anne

One of the worst mistakes to make is to suddenly introduce a fully-blown character with a fair bit of history with your other characters.

Feb
19
2014
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Why Do You Write

Written by gorion

This month, in honor of Valentine's day my writer's group decided to write about why we love writing.

Feb
19
2014
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A Protagonist’s Moment of Realisation

Written by Mooderino

It isn’t enough to just assume a character’s reasons will be taken for granted or accepted without question.

Feb
19
2014
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Magic: An Analysis of My Favorite Novel Quotes (Part 3)

Written by Patrick Stahl

A novel quote needs only one attribute to fall in with my favorites: magic. Unlike traditional magic, this magic is quite real.