The Devil’s in the Details

The Devil’s in the Details Have you ever been watching a great movie, then notice a little detail that’s completely wrong? I do it all the time. Call it a blessing or a curse, but my brain picks out those little inconsistencies. I’m not sure why. I’m not even actively trying to do it. The …

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Selecting Your Setting

Setting Selection One of the biggest decisions we make as authors when we prepare our next project is the setting. I know, that doesn’t sound like a big decision but believe me, it is. After all, it’s the backdrop in which your entire story will be written. Choosing the right setting can make or break …

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Inspiration versus Perspiration

Sometimes the writing comes easy. Other times, not so much. I’ve always read that you shouldn’t force it, but when you are trying to meet deadlines, what choice do you have. That’s when your writing becomes equal parts inspiration and perspiration. It’s just a fact of writing. The only other option is to just not …

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Let’s take the “Rough” out of Rough Draft

I think the best place to begin is with the old expression, "Rough drafts don't have to be perfect...they just have to be written." To me, that pretty much says it all. Just write it. Editing comes later. Grammar, spelling and structure can all be fixed. In fact, that's what editing if for. The first …

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