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Set the Scene

by Tim Kane Whether you’re writing with abandon or carefully plotting each moment of your novel, setting is crucial to the unfolding action. Your characters can’t simply act out their drama in a white room. Here are some tips to … 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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Skip the Boring Bits

So you’re slogging through a chapter that you don’t want to write. Yet you persist because you have to finish it to get to the real scene. The one you’re dying to write. Why not cut the boring bits and … Continue reading

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