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The Importance of Point of View: Part I: The Types of POV

Welcome to the beginning of a short series of posts on point of view (POV). Point of view, or the perspective from which a story is told, is so very important, yet so many writers either neglect to choose it carefully or else fail to use it to its full…


Character Motivation: Sunday Reblog

Should your characters change during your story? The state of your the actors in your plot can drive your story or make it stagnant. This excerpt from an older post at is worth another look. Read on.     4 Ways to Motivate Characters and Plot Some of your…

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SUNDAY REBLOG: Writing Mechanics: Scene Structure as a Mini Novel | Live Write Thrive

Is your scene structure moving your story forward? This week’s reblog comes from C. S. Lakin’s Live Write Thrive. It is the final installment in a series of 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing. This month we wrap up our yearlong look at the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing.…

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SUNDAY REBLOG: Foreshadowing: Tips to Create Mood & Tone »

“It’s easier to have discussions about foreshadowing techniques when almost everyone knows the story. Since The Fault in Our Stars (TFIOS) was a runaway YA crossover bestseller and a major motion picture…” Source: Foreshadowing: Tips to Create Mood & Tone »

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