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Huge debate: Prolog or Prologue?

Actually, I’ve known writers crazy enough to get into arguments over nonsense like this. Toe-may-toe or Toe-mah-toe? Prologue or Prolog? Seriously? The awful truth is they’re completely missing the point. Either spelling is okay, but using either is not. At least, … Continue reading

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Characters with… character. part 1 of 3

For most readers, novels are judged by the degree to which readers care for the players in the story. Character-driven stories haven’t just evolved; they’re as old as storytelling itself. And yet, far too many novice novelists concentrate more on plots than … Continue reading

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More on covers, not “moron covers”

I know your Mom told you not to judge a book by its cover, but frankly that’s absurd. If someone’s browsing for a book to buy, the cover is the first thing they see. If you can’t intrigue a potential reader during the nanosecond he or she … Continue reading

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