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The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling by @KMWeiland — Helping Writers Become Authors

I’m having a harder and harder time getting excited about stories these days. Not because I don’t love stories, but because I do love them—and because it’s ever-increasingly difficult to find truly great ones that employ all the secrets of … Continue reading

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What to give yourself this year, by @KAMcCleary — Writer Unboxed

Flickr Creative Commons: asenat29It’s easy to look ahead to a new year and make resolutions about new habits—I’ll write 1,000 words a day, I’ll write seven days a week, I’ll finish/start that novel/short story/novella—you get the idea. But instead of … Continue reading

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“Process goals will force you to focus on today’s 500 words,” by @RuthHarrisBooks via annerallen.com

Process Goals: 6 Ways Slowing Down and Thinking Small Will Help You Write Your Book — Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris. Process goals make that road seem less daunting by Ruth Harris Psychologists differentiate between outcome goals (write … Continue reading

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How important is realism in fiction? by @AJHumpage

Every story needs to have at least some hint of realism, even if the work is fictitious. That’s because the story is fictitious, not the setting, the era or history or the minor details. That’s where the realism should be. … Continue reading

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