Monthly Archives: July 2012

Start Writing by Aping Established Writers

by Tim Kane Finding your writing voice is akin to finding yourself in your teens and twenties. It can be a long and daunting progress. Until then, how can develop the basic writing skills needed to compose stories and novels? … Continue reading

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Write As If You Were a Movie Director

by Tim Kane Movies cost about $40 per minute. A director won’t waste time filming someone going into a new location only to pause and think. Or talk to someone for a few minutes. Or get in his car to … Continue reading

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Start with the Incident

by Tim Kane A great way to begin writing a new story is to start with the incident. Instead of planning till the passion dies, find that one crucial scene that sets everything off and start from there. You’ll need … Continue reading

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How To Write Killer Flashbacks in 3 Steps

by Tim Kane Flashbacks are a perfect way to establish back story or wrangle with some key emotional issue. How to achieve that is easy. It takes only three simple steps. Step 1: Set up the flashback You can get … Continue reading

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Names Have Power

by Tim Kane Every time you use character names in your writing, you are hitting your readers full in the face with power. The goal is to cut out as many names as possible. This seems counter-intuitive. You think: but … Continue reading

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Never Share Your New Ideas

by Tim Kane When an idea for a story is germinating inside the cocoon that is your head, you need to protect it. Your first desire is to shout it out, to anyone who will listen. That concept that’s growing … Continue reading

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How to Write Different Types of Fiction

by Tim Kane Certain types of fiction call for different writing styles. These aren’t hard and fast rules. They’re simply what has worked well. Check them over and know them before journeying off on your own writing path. Genre Fiction … Continue reading

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