Category Archives: Writing Tips

All Characters Are You – And Aren’t

If you’ve spent a much time as I have finding reading about tropes (which, hopefully you haven’t – TV Tropes is a time-sucking black hole), you’ve heard of the Author Avatar, a character who people assume is a stand-in for the … Continue reading

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Character Creation and Myers-Briggs Personalities

Characters are an integral part of any story and considered by many-myself included-the most important aspect.  If I’m not invested in the characters, I’ll stop watching/reading/writing something long before I would if the plot or prose bothered me. Because of … Continue reading

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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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Write What You Know?

One of the most polarizing 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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