Full Tilt Wednesday

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Drafting this new, eh, draft, is going so well I didn’t want to take too much time out to create a post for the day, but I did…

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The New Year Begins

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bill Ward and I will return next Friday with a look at one of the most famous Conan stories of all, “Beyond the Black River.” For now, here’s…

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Link Day & Hard Writing Lessons

Monday, November 16, 2015

I’ve gotten a late start today so I’m going to have to keep things short. That doesn’t mean I’ll waste your time, though. I have a couple of…

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Hard Writing Lessons 3

Monday, November 9, 2015

I’m moving some older posts over from my original LiveJournal blog to this one, and ran across a long list of Hard Writing Lessons from 2007! Apparently I’d…

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Hard Writing Lessons 2

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

If it bores you, it’s probably going to bore your readers. While this is absolutely true in my experience, I’ve only recently developed a good strategy to fight…

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Hard Writing Lessons 1

Monday, November 2, 2015

This being the first full week of National Novel Writing Month, I thought I’d start posting some of my hard learned writing lessons. One of these years I…

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The Perfect Writing Notebook: Review 7

Monday, July 27, 2015

This is probably my last writing notebook review, mostly because I’ve found my favorite. If you see me at GenCon this week I’m liable to be carting it around,…

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Dialogue Cheats

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I was sending some advice along to a young writer friend last night, and I thought (I hope) that it might be of use to other writers, so…

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Love Your Character

Monday, July 13, 2015

I guess it should probably go without saying that if you want to write fiction well you have to be in love with your characters. I don’t mean…

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Writing Mistakes 3

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As regular visitors know, I keep a regular list of writing tips in the front of my notebook. Or, as I more often think of them, my writing…

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