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Rewrite Your Novel as a Short Story

by Tim Kane I’ll admit, I’m stealing this idea from io9. But, it’s a damn cool idea that I plan to try out. First, backtrack. Say you have a finished draft of a novel. In my case, it’s after the … Continue reading

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Let Your Manuscript Incubate

by Tim Kane Far too many writers (me included) rush from the final draft to publication or submission. It makes no sense. At the time of completion, I know I’m giddy. Overloaded with the magnitude of what I have wrought … Continue reading

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No Logline Equals no Clue

by Leo Dufresne Outlines, synopsis, Hero’s Journey, three-act plot structure… Everyone has a method to help you write your novel, more efficiently, more elegantly, more successfully. It would be interesting to see what the ratio is between works of fiction … Continue reading

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Create a Character Bible to Flesh Out Your Star Characters

I’m not sure where I picked up the term bible. It’s not that I’m overly religious. Somehow I stumbled across it and the term stuck. Yes, my character bibles have a basic description, the back story and family history. But … Continue reading

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