Tag Archives: Wizards of the Coast

“EXACTLY” HOW LONG A CHAPTER SHOULD BE

I’ve been looking at a lot of self-published books again lately, and not from clients but books that have already been published by people I don’t know. One of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of these books … Continue reading

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READ MORE…BUT NOT AT ALL COST

A couple weeks ago, in place of a post with New Year’s Resolutions, I went back over some thoughts on the meaning of the new year. Here we are then in the first post of 2015 and I don’t want … Continue reading

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WRAPPING UP 2014

Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote this: * * * For 2012, I want to do something a little bigger picture. One giant uber-resolution that I think will not only make me a better person overall in … Continue reading

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THE LEGAL PAGE

Also known as a copyright page, every book has one . . . or anyway, every book better damn well have one. Take any book off your shelf, a library or book store shelf, and there it’ll be, almost always immediately following … Continue reading

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PACING AN ACTION SCENE

Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to find an example of the work of an undisputed master of that particular skill, break it down to its components parts, and examine each element. Want to know … Continue reading

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CATCHING UP WITH PHIL (AGAIN)

It’s late already for our regular Tuesday get-together, and all sorts of ideas for posts have been stacking up, but it’s been a while since I’ve done a sort of round-up of all the things that are going on with … Continue reading

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MAKING A LONG STORY SHORT

I’m often asked how long a novel should be and I always try to weasel out of answering by saying something like: “It should be as long as it needs to be.” I’m trying to avoid saying what I personally … Continue reading

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