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Is My Character Finished?

Is My Character Finished? by Joe Torres This is a tough question. Well, it’s not a tough question, as much as it’s a tough answer. At first you think, yeah, the character is finished. But then I happen to be … Continue reading

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Let Your First Draft Fester!

Let Your First Draft Fester! by Cody Wagner I recently finished the first draft of the sequel to my novel. When I typed “The End,” I immediately did two things. First, I cried. Yep, I bawled like a baby. You … Continue reading

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Skipping Ahead … a Setback?

Skipping Ahead … a Setback? by Joe Torres We are told of the awful reality about shortcuts, that they actually set you back. When it came to my novel, I decided to try and skip ahead. I was stuck – … Continue reading

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What to Do When You’re Not in the Mood

What to Do When You’re Not in the Mood by Cody Wagner I’m going through one of those periods where doing anything outside my “day job” feels like too much. Nod with me if you’ve been there before (I fully … Continue reading

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Finish the book!!!

Finish the book!!! by Joe Torres You know you need to. You know that you have dawdled. You know that you have dragged your feet. And you hear the voice plain as day: “Finish your book!” So what’s taking so … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block

Beating Writer’s Block by Vaughn Treude Like me, you probably have childhood memories of sitting in front of a blank page, agonizing over what to write for a school essay. Years ago, in my first foray into writing fiction seriously, … Continue reading

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Expressing Emotion in Writing

Expressing Emotion in Writing by Patrick Hodges As an author, it’s normal to look at our past works and wonder, “OMG, what was I thinking?” Obviously, rookie mistakes are normal when you’re a fledgling writer, but whether you are writing … Continue reading

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