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Mooderino

Writing fiction and writing about fiction.

May
14
2014
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Should Secondary Characters Change?

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There are some good reasons to keep secondary characters (both friend and foe) fixed in how you represent them in a story.

May
7
2014
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Digging for Writing Advice Gold

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Advice, for writing and for everything else, is situational. In some cases it applies, in some it doesn’t.

Mar
4
2014
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Setting as Part of Story

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

Feb
28
2014
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Status as Character Calling Card

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

Feb
19
2014
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A Protagonist’s Moment of Realisation

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

Feb
11
2014
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Lifting Characters Off the Page

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How can you get your characters to talk to you, and how do you make sure that what they have to say is worth reading about?

Feb
5
2014
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Three Goals for Every Character

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You can break down each character’s goals into three types: professional, private and personal.

Jan
28
2014
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Where Is Your Story Headed?

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It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Jan
20
2014
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The Long and Short of Writing the Middle

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For most of us writing the middle of the story is the most difficult part.

Jan
14
2014
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What a Story Needs to Begin

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What are the important things that should be included in the opening pages and why?

Dec
18
2013
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The Best Way To Improve Your Writing

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With writing preparation only gets you to the edge of the swimming pool. The rest you can only learn by diving in.

Dec
18
2013
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The Logic of Illogical Characters

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The way logic works once people are involved is not always the same as it works in mathematics.

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