Monthly Archives: February 2014

EXPLORING STORYIST 2: THE DULL THUD

A few weeks ago I posted about how I bought and installed Storyist and that I was beginning to explore it to see if it would be a good replacement for Word, and help me get writing more. It was … Continue reading

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SOME COPY TIPS

Cover copy, sell copy, catalog copy, web copy . . . the reality is that unless you, your editor, or some other helpful soul writes this, your book will forever be overlooked. Though yes, it is possible to present a book without … Continue reading

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THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT TO EVERY CHARACTER

Let’s talk briefly about characters. And that’s a subject it’s hard for me to talk briefly about. But some things I’ve been reading recently, including agent and Fantasy Author’s Handbook interviewee Donald Maass’s controversial post at Writer Unboxed, have got … Continue reading

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EXPLORING STORYIST

When I started work at TSR in September of 1995 the most surprising thing about my new job was how ridiculously God awful my computer was. They sat me down in front of a PC that was entirely obsolete even … Continue reading

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