Monthly Archives: May 2014

Writer’s Block Isn’t Real

Here’s an interesting article on writer’s block, written by Chuck Wendig, first posted on his blog at terribleminds.com. It’s a bit long (I personally think several of the categories can be clumped together), but also quite insightful, with thoughtful analysis of the … Continue reading

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Michael Crichton’s Method for Plotting Out a Story

I’ve started following several blogs by other writers posting about the processes of creative writing, publishing, and selling more books. I found the following article on writershelpingwriters.net and thought it was worth sharing. It’s an excerpt from the book Writing Made Easy: How to Develop … Continue reading

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“Was” and the Variation of Sentence Structure (Past Progressive vs. Passive Voice)

Recently, I began mentoring a friend who wants to write a book. Since I am also planning a writing workshop for the kids at C5LA, who I will be visiting this July at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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Building A Series (Using Locations as Characters)

At some point during the process of writing my first two books, I struck upon a surprisingly simple, yet potent idea: to use a famous and/or legendary location as a major character in each story. Almost by accident, I set up Bobby … Continue reading

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