Character Names and Nicknames

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A common error in writing revolves around the use of a character’s name and their nicknames in a story. Luckily this is a simple problem to track down and fix, and once you know what the problem is, it’s quite easy to avoid in future pieces. The Problem:¬†As characters are developed in a story, it […]

Weighted Detail

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As a writer, you may or may not consider the amount of weight you give the details in your stories. But if it’s not something you’re currently paying attention to, I’m going to explain why you need to, and how to avoid giving weight to a detail or object in your story that shouldn’t have […]

Editing Your Novel - Book Recommendation

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Getting your work published can be a tricky and daunting experience. One of the most important elements to getting published is to submit a clean manuscript with as few errors as possible. As an amateur writer; however, there are more rules to breaking into the published world than there are for established writers. Knowing what […]

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When I weep, granules of sand roll down my cheeks instead of tears. Within my internal desert, once filled with starlight and birdsong, I cry over loves snatched by death, while sand piles up at my feet, and I feel myself sinking among the arid desolation, cactus spines, and carcasses.   Now it’s your turn. […]