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Writing for Lonely Readers

More than twenty years ago as I was finishing up some of my writing classes, I asked an aging poet named Leslie Norris, “How have

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Single-draft Shakespeare

Some authors advocate writing only a single draft of a work, and then moving on. With concentration and training, some writers do learn to do

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To Grow or Not to Grow

If you want to understand how vital character growth is to good fiction, take a look at a few classic movies. Study such films as Good Will Hunting, As Good as it Gets, Orange County, and The Silver Linings Playbook. In each of these films, every major character grows during his or her time on camera. It’s a motif in Hollywood. Having a character grow as a person is practically a requirement for any comedy, any feel-good movie. But it’s not a new thing.

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What’s the Point?

One reader asked recently, “How do you define a plot point? It sounds as if the answer should be simple, but it really can be

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Turning Inspiration into Habit

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Blockbuster Book Signings

Author David Farland set the Guinness record for the largest single-author, single-book signing. He knows firsthand that great signings don’t happen on accident. Whether you’re

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Million Dollar Outlines

When you purchase Million Dollar Outlines, you are helping a brain trauma victim. Visit www.helpwolverton.com for more information. Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens

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Million Dollar Outlines

Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

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Single-draft Shakespeare

Some authors advocate writing only a single draft of a work, and then moving on. With concentration and training, some writers do learn to do

Read More »

To Grow or Not to Grow

If you want to understand how vital character growth is to good fiction, take a look at a few classic movies. Study such films as Good Will Hunting, As Good as it Gets, Orange County, and The Silver Linings Playbook. In each of these films, every major character grows during his or her time on camera. It’s a motif in Hollywood. Having a character grow as a person is practically a requirement for any comedy, any feel-good movie. But it’s not a new thing.

Read More »

What’s the Point?

One reader asked recently, “How do you define a plot point? It sounds as if the answer should be simple, but it really can be

Read More »

Turning Inspiration into Habit

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Blockbuster Book Signings

Author David Farland set the Guinness record for the largest single-author, single-book signing. He knows firsthand that great signings don’t happen on accident. Whether you’re

Read More »

Million Dollar Outlines

When you purchase Million Dollar Outlines, you are helping a brain trauma victim. Visit www.helpwolverton.com for more information. Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens

Read More »

Million Dollar Outlines

Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

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