Monthly Archives: September 2012

Writing in the Present Tense

by Tim Kane Pick up a Young Adult book these days and you’ll a trend in the writing style. Quite a few of these tomes are writing in present tense. The question is why? Most of the readers of Young … Continue reading

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Keep the Character, Change the Plot

by Tim Kane There are two types of writers: Those who focus on plot and those who focus on character. You may not know yet which type you are, but with practice, you will. Let’s start with a case study. … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Target Audience?

by Tim Kane You need to think long and hard about exactly who you expect to plunk down some greenbacks and purchase your novel. And don’t say my work is for everyone. It’s not. Even Stephen King and J. K. … Continue reading

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Character Names Dos and Don’ts

by Tim Kane Unless you write your story with a first person narrator who lives alone, you’ll need to find names for the characters in your novel. This may seem simple, but it can be tricky. Falling into name pitfalls … Continue reading

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