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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 A Travel Scene with a Purpose

by Tim Kane Most of the time, writers shouldn’t need to show their characters traveling. Simply jump cut from one scene the next. Yet there are times when a scene about travel may be necessary, and invigorating. What follows are … Continue reading

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SCENE! How Long and What Needs to Be In It?

You all remember the director shouting “scene” after a triumphant acting performance. Yet as writers, we often don’ t know how to explain it. It’s a bit like learning to ride a bike. At the start, we need training wheels … Continue reading

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How to Frustrate Your Character in Every Scene

My current manuscript in first person, so the reader hears everything the protagonist thinks. Yet, as I’m revising the pages, I notice a recurring trend in my writing. Each time my protagonist runs into a complication, she thinks ‘Crap.’ That … Continue reading

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