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Writing Dystopias

A lot of people are wondering why dystopias are so popular. They haven’t realized that they’ve always been popular. In his book Writing the Blockbuster

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Thou Shalt Not Kill

One author once asked me how casually an author should kill off his characters. He pointed out that one of our favorite authors has a

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Dave In The News!

Dave was in the news today. KUTV, a Salt Lake City-based television station, ran a spot on him in the evening news. You can find

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Fluttering

Have you ever watched a butterfly in flight and tried to figure out where it will go next? The butterfly will soar three feet in

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Telescoping Penetration

One book that I frequently recommend for writers is Orson Scott Card’s Character and Viewpoint. I do it for a number of reasons. First, Scott

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Taking it Up a Notch

Today’s question comes from one writer who says that his critique group often says, “You’re almost there, but you need to take it up a

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Dealing with Writer’s Block

“When you get writer’s block, if you will go back in your story to what you wrote the day before and check your work very carefully, you’ll find that you wrote something that your subconscious mind recognizes as being utter baloney, a lie. So you have to find out where you went astray, and start writing from that point forward.”
I really think that this needs to be expanded upon, for those who feel stuck.

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Two Giveaways!

We are doing two giveaways! Giveaway 1: Win a bundle of my Serpent Catch series, plus a Truly Epic Fantasy Bundle from http://storybundle.com/. To enter,

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The Shiver Test

Note: Today we are starting a special sale on writing workshops. My online writing workshops have been discounted by over 25%—even the new Rewriting to

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Writing Dystopias

A lot of people are wondering why dystopias are so popular. They haven’t realized that they’ve always been popular. In his book Writing the Blockbuster

Read More »

Thou Shalt Not Kill

One author once asked me how casually an author should kill off his characters. He pointed out that one of our favorite authors has a

Read More »

Dave In The News!

Dave was in the news today. KUTV, a Salt Lake City-based television station, ran a spot on him in the evening news. You can find

Read More »

Fluttering

Have you ever watched a butterfly in flight and tried to figure out where it will go next? The butterfly will soar three feet in

Read More »

Telescoping Penetration

One book that I frequently recommend for writers is Orson Scott Card’s Character and Viewpoint. I do it for a number of reasons. First, Scott

Read More »

Taking it Up a Notch

Today’s question comes from one writer who says that his critique group often says, “You’re almost there, but you need to take it up a

Read More »

Dealing with Writer’s Block

“When you get writer’s block, if you will go back in your story to what you wrote the day before and check your work very carefully, you’ll find that you wrote something that your subconscious mind recognizes as being utter baloney, a lie. So you have to find out where you went astray, and start writing from that point forward.”
I really think that this needs to be expanded upon, for those who feel stuck.

Read More »

Two Giveaways!

We are doing two giveaways! Giveaway 1: Win a bundle of my Serpent Catch series, plus a Truly Epic Fantasy Bundle from http://storybundle.com/. To enter,

Read More »

The Shiver Test

Note: Today we are starting a special sale on writing workshops. My online writing workshops have been discounted by over 25%—even the new Rewriting to

Read More »