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Sprinkle Description Like Breadcrumbs

by Tim Kane Each time you introduce a new locale, you’re obliged to describe the scene. What things look like, the sounds, the smells, etc. Writers usually dump this information in one gigantic paragraph that reads like an encyclopedia entry. … Continue reading

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Add Layers to Your Characters with Each Appearance

Each time you have the same character show up in the main plot, add another detail. Nothing is worse than rehashing the same description over and over. You don’t have to have your character change outfits. It’s not a fashion … Continue reading

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Layering Flavors in Your Writing

I am on an eternal quest to link writing with cooking. If I could simply saute my words over a medium heat, I’m sure I could whip up some splendid prose. I recently attended a cooking class (a gift for … 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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