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Storytelling

Daily Word Count Goal Met … check! The END typed at the bottom of manuscript … check! Revisions Made and completed … check! List of literary agents and publishing houses ready for submission … check! Yet, most successful and unsuccessful … Continue reading

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Why Your Characters Must Have It Bad

Imagine: Frodo is given a magic ring by his eccentric uncle that makes him invisible. All Frodo does in the novel is put it on and play a practical joke every once in awhile on Sam or Merry or Pippin, … Continue reading

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When Imagination Becomes Reality

How does fiction back up its bold statements of unreality? When Michael Crichton wrote Timeline (a time-travel novel), he provides the basics of a quantum accelerator that forces matter to subatomic energy levels created by an advanced science firm. The … Continue reading

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Tips on Character Creation

When you think of a book, short story, film, or television program, what is the FIRST thing that comes to mind? The main characters of course! When I’m getting slapped around Facebook, I notice that a good portion of my … Continue reading

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Cash In, Real Literary-Like

Cha-ching, babies. Cha-ching! Victorian-Age authors had nothing to gain, it seemed, from getting their masterpieces published – save for recognition, perhaps. Classics that would endure for ages usually came without hefty advances or staggering royalties, at least for the author … Continue reading

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