Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Backstory – Is it necessary? How much?

Originally posted on Don Massenzio's Blog:
1) Use the flash back technique sparingly: Unless you a When I completed my first book, I tried to make sure that all of my characters were fully developed. I created biographies for…

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Too Long

Too Long Bullets kicked up the dirt piled atop the trench’s lip. Jimmy worked to fix the jammed weapon, he needed to return fire. “We’ve got another group moving in on our ten! See if you can pin them down!” … Continue reading

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Writing Quotes — Eugene Ionesco

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Plot Bunnies

Plot Bunnies  “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” –John Steinbeck There you are happily working on a story, not a care in a world, when … Continue reading

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Emotional Beats: Out Of The Mouth…

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Back in September, I published Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable Feelings. As promised, I will be posting the book on my blog. So, here is the next installment, featuring Part…

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Writing while Depressed

Originally posted on hijinksblog:
On a good day, writing is all about passion and love, loving what we’re doing and loving our stories and characters. But that all dissipates when we’re depressed. Our drive and motivation vanish, everything seems horrible…

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