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Fast Choices for a First Draft

This will be a very short post to go along with the subject matter—making the quick choices that can move your first draft along. I wrote a few days ago about making choices for your story—about considering options, weighing advantages … Continue reading

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Building a Character from Scratch

As you develop your idea into a story, you might need to work through vague plot elements and story structure, and in doing so, you’ll fill the roles required with vague “placeholder” characters. At some point, you’ll look at your … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

[Most obvious title ever…] When you are inventing things and places (and people, though I won’t address naming characters in this post), you also have to invent their names. Especially when you’re working in a genre or world with few … Continue reading

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