Monthly Archives: May 2015

OUTLINING WITH NOTE CARDS, PART 1: A WORK IN PROGRESS FOR MY WORK IN PROGRESS

In an effort to actually make some progress on a fantasy novel I’ve way too often and for way too long described as my “work in progress,” I’ve been experimenting with some outlining ideas I’ve never used before. A lot … Continue reading

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WRITE IN ECSTASY, EDIT WITH INTENT

In a recent posts I’ve offered some advice that seemed pretty strict: banning a few words, sending you out in search of passive voice, telling you how to punctuate a line of dialog, and so on. In those posts, and … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS XVII: ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING

From time to time I’ll recommend—not review, mind you, but recommend, and yes, there is a difference—books that I think fantasy authors should have on their shelves. Some may be new and still in print, some may be difficult to … Continue reading

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WRITING ACCENTS

Following up on last week’s post, “Don’t Write Accents Phonetically,” here’s some more specific advice on what to do rather than what not to do. But first, let’s take a look at the offending passage from Ian Fleming’s Live and … Continue reading

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