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Many new writers struggle with characterization. If you’re trained in the literary mainstream, you’re taught that stories are about characters. In other words, the character is the “focus” of the story. That’s simply not true. Some stories do focus on characters, but many of the best tales don’t.

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How to Write a Book

Keeping it Fresh

When you’re writing a long novel, sometimes as a writer you feel that you are getting stuck in a rut, that your prose has become repetitious, so it is important to find little ways to vary your work.

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4 WAYS TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK

Many writers never have a problem with writer’s block, and so we sometimes say, “There’s no such thing.” But that’s not quite right. The truth is, there are various reasons why people feel “blocked,” which makes it hard sometimes to figure out why a writer is having problems.

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How to Write

How to Put Your Story Into Motion

When describing anything—a setting, a character, or even a conflict—consider ways that you might bring that thing to life by describing both its past and its future.

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6 Ways to Spot a Fake Review

I sometimes wonder what God would say if He were to release new commandments to writers. I think that the first commandment might be something like this:
Thou shalt not post fake reviews of novels that thou hast not read.

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Dealing with Fraud

Do you know a phony when you meet one? In the world of writing a publishing it can be hard to know if a deal is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, so here are three ways to help you deal with fraud.

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Creative Writing
David Farland

MICE

Many new writers struggle with characterization. If you’re trained in the literary mainstream, you’re taught that stories are about characters. In other words, the character is the “focus” of the story. That’s simply not true. Some stories do focus on characters, but many of the best tales don’t.

Read More »
How to Write a Book
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David Farland

Keeping it Fresh

When you’re writing a long novel, sometimes as a writer you feel that you are getting stuck in a rut, that your prose has become repetitious, so it is important to find little ways to vary your work.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

4 WAYS TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK

Many writers never have a problem with writer’s block, and so we sometimes say, “There’s no such thing.” But that’s not quite right. The truth is, there are various reasons why people feel “blocked,” which makes it hard sometimes to figure out why a writer is having problems.

Read More »
How to Write
Daily Kicks
David Farland

How to Put Your Story Into Motion

When describing anything—a setting, a character, or even a conflict—consider ways that you might bring that thing to life by describing both its past and its future.

Read More »
Daily Kicks
David Farland

6 Ways to Spot a Fake Review

I sometimes wonder what God would say if He were to release new commandments to writers. I think that the first commandment might be something like this:
Thou shalt not post fake reviews of novels that thou hast not read.

Read More »
Creative Writing
David Farland

Dealing with Fraud

Do you know a phony when you meet one? In the world of writing a publishing it can be hard to know if a deal is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, so here are three ways to help you deal with fraud.

Read More »