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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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Start with the Incident

by Tim Kane A great way to begin writing a new story is to start with the incident. Instead of planning till the passion dies, find that one crucial scene that sets everything off and start from there. You’ll need … Continue reading

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Are You a Marathon Writer or a Sprinter?

by Tim Kane When I started writing I was a sprinter. I wanted to publish right now. Immediately. No waiting. Thank God ebooks and self publishing didn’t exist in the late 80s and early 90s, or I personally would have … Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Writer’s Block

Yes, that’s correct. You heard right, bubba. There is not such thing as a writer not being able to write because he has the so called “writer’s block.” How do I know? Glad you asked. I’m a writer. Have been … Continue reading

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Write Your Novel Backward

Hollywood doesn’t have everything wrong. Okay, maybe Quantum of Solace didn’t need a $230 million dollar budget. (Probably another reason why MGM went bankrupt. Again.) But what the suits and producers did get right is the log line. You know … Continue reading

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