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SIX OF THE BEST… rules for naming your characters

With NaNoWriMo coming up, I wanted to do a column about character naming. Because nobody needs to read a book with someone named Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way.

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about submitting your work

Just writing your NaNo novel isn’t enough; it has to be revised, beta-read, formatted, and submitted, or else you’ll never get it published. Even self-publishing takes a lot of work. So what do you do when your story is done? … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… revision tips

I’ve been part of writing groups for a few years now, and one thing I’ve learned is that they’re invaluable in getting people to critically read your work with the goal of you revising it to become the best writing … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… sex writing tips

As someone who’s had three erotica novels published (under a pseudonym), I think I know a little something about writing sex… but these six tips will be less about the mechanics and more about the philosophy, because that, I think, … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… writing tips that I could come up with

Look, most of us nerds do want to be writers of some sort — whether it’s music, games, books, or movies, we all think we have these great ideas that would make us zillions of dollars and earn us oodles … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE WORST… ways you can ruin an otherwise-good idea for a genre fiction story

It’s NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days and then start submitting it to publishers without any editing or peer-critiquing, and then getting butthurt on the internet when their stories don’t … Continue reading

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