Archive Monthly Archives: August 2015

10 Steps for Handling POV Like a Boss

When you’re ready to do character thoughts with sarcasm, you know you don’t need to think about POV any more. POV Like a Boss Checklist At the end of this post I’ve done a bulleted list

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Story Maintenance: How to Make Backstory More Effective

If you’re anything like me, and anything like most writers, you want your book finished. Now this is going to sound topsy-turvey, but one of the most effective ways of making your book shorter, of

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Character Archetypes: Is Your Main Character a Hero?

This is an article about a very famous book. See if you can identify it. It’s a complex story of politics and war, but although there are several factions, most of them align pretty clearly on the

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