1: You need to get used to disappointment in life. Writing helps you with that. This is not to say that you won’t have fun writing, but it’s inevitable that you will only have fun after long stretches of disappointment. Writing teaches you to find fun and enjoyment after disappointment. 2: Have you ever watched […]
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I use a virtual assistant named Kenna. She isn’t really real. That’s because she’s “virtual”, which in this case means “imaginary” instead of “outsourced to technology”. I can’t afford a real assistant (nor could I provide enough work for one) and I don’t have a fancy-wancy digital assistant like Siri, or Cortana, or Galaxy, or […]
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Should you allow your characters to run wild?
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That’s your decision.
Then again, maybe it’s your characters’ decision.
These are the things I want to see, if only to stand out in a crowd of predictable books.
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What kind of characters would you like to see?
Every writer needs these.
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What are your 5 things?
In the home of every bookworm is an identical edifice. I don’t care where you go, how far you travel, or to what strange ends of the earth you journey, if you enter the home of a bookworm, you will always find a stack of books that the bookworm intends to read ‘sometime later’.
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So for your own sake, write badly
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Coincidence is one of the most powerful tools in the hands of a writer. Be warned: a powerful tool is also a dangerous one.
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Since I refuse to leave you friends hanging, I will share a short story with you that I wrote a while back.
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The most valuable asset of my local fast food establishment is not the fryers, the touchscreen menus, or even the functional soft serve machine (seriously).
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