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Writing the Weather

Humans can’t breathe in a vacuum. Neither can a story. It has to take place somewhere. Somewhere usually has form, function, climate and weather. Weather can set the mood. “It was a dark and stormy night”, may be trite and

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Description

Description is an art in itself. It takes practice to get it right. Try to visualize the scene you are describing and paint it in broad strokes. “The meadow was bright in the sunlight. The tips of the grass waved

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Plots And Subplots

A subplot is a mini plot. These types of plot can enhance the premier plot of your story by breaking the action up. Nothing enhances tension like a suspenseful cliffhanger or a series of cliffhangers. To weave subplots into your

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Line-by-Line Revision

I hate revising. I need revision, but I abhor the job. No one ever wrote anything that didn’t need at least a little editing. My process is to read the work first and flag any problems I find while reading.

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Revising More Than One Piece

Sometimes you need to finish revising one piece while starting revision on another. It’s easy to get confused between pieces. There are tricks to use to do so with relative ease. I use a project management app called Project Studio.

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Writing On The Go

Writing while traveling can be a challenge. I actually wrote this blog on my phone, in a car. If you can spread out, use a laptop, it’s much easier. If you can’t spread out, your phone or tablet can do

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A Bit More On Setting

The setting can set the tone of the story, but the tone must match the action. A Gothic horror story rarely takes place in a one-bedroom stone cottage by the sea. That’s not to say it couldn’t, but it would

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