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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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Can You Spot Power Ploys and Power Tics?

by Peggy Lang WITH EYES WIDE SHUT But closed eyes? A power ploy? A disgruntled individual asked an online psychologist if it was normal to feel like an idiot while listening to a woman who continually closed her eyes as … Continue reading

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Zero Pages Does Not Equal Failure

by Tim Kane I’ve been working on two stories for the past few weeks. Yet day after day my page count stands at zero. No pages added. Half the time I’m beating myself up. But I really shouldn’t. There’s more … Continue reading

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Who Will Your Reader Believe?

by Tim Kane Often , as we concentrate on churning out pages, we’re unaware of how the reader will respond to our writing. Specifically, our protagonist. Ever have that situation where your readers or critique group bonds more with the … Continue reading

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See the World Through Your Character’s Eyes

Tim Kane Ever have your manuscript critiqued and readers respond with: “It was good”? Not “great” or “I couldn’t stop reading.” I’d rather have a reader hate my work. Then I could figure out what I was doing wrong and … Continue reading

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