Writing Posts

The tag cloud is neat, but I thought a page would be more user friendly. I consolidated the posts that cater most to writers here. Click on the pictures to read the posts.

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Should You Write Fiction About Your Profession?

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Top 5 Lessons from Bad Writer

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What’s the Key to an Engaging Story?

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Is Writer’s Block A Real Thing?

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Where Writers Get Stuck: Marketing

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Where Writers Get Stuck: Querying and Publishing

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Where Writers Get Stuck: Editing and Revising

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Where Writers Get Stuck: Drafting

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Where Writers Get Stuck: Planning

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Do Women Authors Benefit From Using Initials?

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When Setting Becomes Character

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Are Writers Allowed To Express Political Opinions?

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The Problem With Try

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What’s More Important: Content or Style?

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Five Things Authors Wish Readers Knew

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Blogging from A-Z: All 26 writing posts linked here

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How Much Should We Worry About Word Count?

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On Themes and Memes: There’s a Reason They Rhyme

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Writing A Book? Avoid These Two Pitfalls

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What Makes YOU Stop Reading A Book?

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Characterization Lives In The Little “Somethings”

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Where Are You On The Writing Growth Curve?

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Three Ways Writing A Plot Twist Is Like Telling A Joke

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Three Important Steps To The Writing Process

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Three Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb

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Four Questions To Ask Before You Hit “Publish”

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You’re Making A Scene: Writing The Building Blocks Of A Page Turner

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Seven Ways To Add Conflict To Your Story (And How The Walking Dead Uses All Seven)

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Three writing cheats to avoid (maybe)

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What role does empathy play in writing?

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What feedback should you apply to your story?

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Writing Pain in Fiction

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Is it possible to make any subject interesting?

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Getting the smooch on: Writing a kissing scene

 

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The Next Layer Of Dialogue: Body Language

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Four Steps Away From The Cliff

 

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Is There Room In Publishing For Original Stories?

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How Do You Maintain The Writerly Temple?

 

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Are You Filtering Your Writing?

 

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To Every Problem There Is A Solution – Or Is There?

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Four Things No One Tells You Will Happen When You Publish A Book

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Story, You Need A Problem

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How Important Is Setting To A Story?

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3 Easy Cuts To Make When You Start Editing

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What Is The Favored POV Among Best Sellers?

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What Can “The Walking Dead” Teach Us About Conflict?

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3 Steps To Writing An Effective Plot Twist – Redirects to guest post on danalatorre.com

Does Your Story Need More Tension? Add A Dash Of Dramatic Irony

Does Your Story Need More Tension? Add A Dash Of Dramatic Irony

We Need To Go Deeper - Into POV, That Is

We Need To Go Deeper – Into POV, That Is

To Keep Reader Interest, Zoom In

To Keep Reader Interest, Zoom In

Does The Sidekick Make The Hero?

Does The Sidekick Make The Hero?

Four Things To Do With Negative Reviews (And One Thing Not To Do)

Four Things To Do With Negative Reviews (And One Thing Not To Do)

Why I Write

Why I Write “Those” Characters

Beat The Tags Out Of Your Story

Beat The Tags Out Of Your Story

How Do You Find Good Critique Partners?

How Do You Find Good Critique Partners?

Where Do You Get That Killer Idea?

Where Do You Get That Killer Idea?

If You Must Blurb, Do It Effectively

If You Must Blurb, Do It Effectively

Misunderstanding The Muse

Misunderstanding The Muse

He Wouldn't Do THAT! Ok, So How Would Your Character React?

He Wouldn’t Do THAT! Ok, So How Would Your Character React?

Editing A Book Is Like Refinishing A Deck

Editing A Book Is Like Refinishing A Deck

The Beauty Of Contrast

The Beauty Of Contrast

You Want To Write What? Including The Taboo In Your Stories

You Want To Write What? Including The Taboo In Your Stories

Writing Relatable Characters

Writing Relatable Characters

Make Your Readers Cry: Writing Emotional Scenes

Make Your Readers Cry: Writing Emotional Scenes

Book Reviews: How Important Are They?

Book Reviews: How Important Are They?

In Search Of The Elusive Hook

In Search Of The Elusive Hook

The Art of Description: How Much Do You Need?

The Art of Description: How Much Do You Need?

Avoiding Repetitive Redundancy In Your Writing

Avoiding Repetitive Redundancy In Your Writing

Get Out Of The Incessant Editing Loop

Get Out Of The Incessant Editing Loop

Show And Tell Matters More As A Writer

Show And Tell Matters More To A Writer

Ramping Up The Tension, One Block At A Time

Ramping Up The Tension, One Block At A Time

In My Opinion, Someone Always Slices A Better Cheddar

In My Opinion, Someone Always Slices A Better Cheddar

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My Novel Has Love Handles: Dealing With The Mushy Middle

Four Reasons Readers Skim A Story

Four Reasons Readers Skim A Story

Be Novel For Your Novel

Be Novel For Your Novel

Defying Expectations: The Key To Engagement?

Defying Expectations: The Key To Engagement?

POV: How Your Readers Experience Your Story World - So Yeah, It Matters

POV: How Your Readers Experience Your Story World – So Yeah, It Matters

There Are More Things To Say About Dialogue

There Are More Things To Say About Dialogue

Say What? Some Words About Dialogue, That's What

Say What? Some Words About Dialogue, That’s What

Slow Or With A Bang: What's The Best Way To Start A Novel?

Slow Or With A Bang: What’s The Best Way To Start A Novel?

To Plan Or To Pants? How Should You Get Your Book Written?

To Plan Or To Pants? How Should You Get Your Book Written?

Do You Stereotype Your Characters?

Do You Stereotype Your Characters?

How Much Do You Think A Book Is Worth?

How Much Do You Think A Book Is Worth?

How Thick Is Your Skin?

How Thick Is Your Skin?

Do You Remember Why You Started?

Do You Remember Why You Started?

What Makes A Character Interesting?

What Makes A Character Interesting?

What Do All The Best Stories Have In Common?

What Do All The Best Stories Have In Common?

Female Characters: Can I Have More Than One?

Female Characters: Can I Have More Than One?

Literary vs. Genre Fiction: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Literary vs. Genre Fiction: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The Case For Literary Critique Groups

The Case For Literary Critique Groups

The Best Bad Guys

The Best Bad Guys

Think You Understand Irony? How Ironic.

Think You Understand Irony? How Ironic.

This Is The Correct Way To Write A Novel

This Is The Correct Way To Write A Novel

The Cliche and I: A Lesson Learned

The Cliche and I: A Lesson Learned

So You Call Yourself A Writer?

So You Call Yourself A Writer?

Fiction Writing Makes One Slightly Insane

Fiction Writing Makes One Slightly Insane

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