Monthly Archives: November 2014

Forward Progress

I recently started editing an epic fantasy novel’s rough draft that I finished a few weeks ago. One character needed work. It didn’t feel like they contributed to book 1. Instead of simply deleting the character and re-introducing them in … Continue reading

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Writing Websites: Story Analyzer

Every beginning (and even expert) writer should use Story Analyzer. What this site does is scan your story for tons of things you want to watch out for like passive voice, too many “ly” words, wordy writing, and on and … Continue reading

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Write What You Know?

One of the most┬ápolarizing pieces of writing advice is “write what you know.” Some people think it’s rubbish, others believe in it or they wouldn’t put it in their “writing tips” posts (or, so I assume). If taken literally, fantasy … Continue reading

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It’s a Reading/Writing Blog . . . I Promise

I’m writing this post so the first post is relevant to what I claim this blog will discuss: reading, writing, and fantasy in general. The thing is, the NASCAR season is ending today so a sports post might show up … Continue reading

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