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Writing Tips Continued: Changing your Point of View

Point of View, part 3 In Point of View Part 2, I touched upon the magic of writing your stories from a point of view character and how this can make your stories come to life. (If you don’t remember, … Continue reading

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Writing Tips Continued: Person or persons defined

After a too-long break, I’m finally continuing on with my writing tips series of articles. Specifically, it’s time to continue with the point of view discussion. First of all, if you don’t know this series (and you might not, as … Continue reading

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Point of View, Part Two

The  bottom line on why it’s better to have one. Welcome to part two! Bear in mind there is no one right answer to this, but my rewrite of the scene I presented to you yesterday would look like this. … Continue reading

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Point of View, part 1

Why it’s so much better to have one With apologies to new writers I have worked with through the years, I’m going to create my own version of the sort of early samples I read from beginning storytellers who have … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone

A look at gerunds. We’ll conclude my trilogy of common words and phrases a new writer needs to eliminate by taking a look…er…with a quick look at gerunds, otherwise known as those pesky “i-n-g verbs.” In a nutshell, gerunds are … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be–with apologies to Hamlet

The first of a new series on prose fiction do’s and don’ts for new writers. The passive verb, the state of being, that is, those words your grammar teacher taught you: am, is, are, was, were, have, has, had–and for … Continue reading

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