Monthly Archives: May 2012

Relationships and the magic if!

Find the relationships in the scene; for example the presence of love, absence of love, betrayal of love etc. Who are the other persons in the story, in the relationship to your main character? Are they the mother, daughter, son, … Continue reading

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The First Line

How important is the first line of your story? Will it keep readers on the page long enough to read the second? The third? Is it trite or cliche? Is it memorable? There are only a few beginning lines that … Continue reading

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Do the Work

I’ve been freelancing for some time, and the one thing I find myself fighting a lot is the idea that editing isn’t needed. That topic has been covered numerous times here and on other writing and editorial blogs. I’m going … Continue reading

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Designing the Book, Pt 3

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on our own print book this week, and I must say, it can be a punishing task if you’re not used to it. While I usually have no problem going through my checklist of … Continue reading

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