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Let It Suck Series: revisiting “Write Better With Character Profiles”

As part of the “Let It Suck” series of posts, I wanted to discuss how knowledge of your characters informs writing decisions, and this post seems crucial to include, so I am reprinting it as a companion to this week’s … Continue reading

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Let it suck series: Setting up setting

Elmore Leonard famously advised writers to “try to avoid the parts that readers skip”. This is a definite risk when it comes to describing where your characters are, so listen to the master when dealing with setting. I tend to … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series: overwrite the scene, then pick up the scalpel

As we move beyond the blank screen and into our efforts as writers, we need to deal with scene work. The conventional wisdom is “enter the scene as late as possible and leave as soon as you can”, and I … Continue reading

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Let it suck revisited: the beginning of a series

Awhile back, I wrote the following blog, which basically advised people to push beyond fears about instant quality in writing and just “let it suck.“ I reprint it here as the beginning of a series of blog posts that focus on … Continue reading

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Thank you all

Over the last few days, I took a risk that scared the Hell out of me. I gave away writing I worked so hard to give quality. I gave it away on three days leading up to Thanksgiving, as a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Hey, you’ve been part of a great creative year for me and to say thanks, I want to give something back to you. So from Monday, 11/25 through Wednesday 11/27, I am offering a free Kindle download of CITY OF … Continue reading

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On Writing: The Odd Exhilaration of Seeing Your Book on Sale

There is one thing I feel obligated to share with all writers and every potential self-publisher, independent publisher, ebook publisher, and old-fashioned print publisher: the rush of finally seeing your book for sale makes all the work and worry worth … Continue reading

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