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Trust Your Readers!

After all, they trusted you enough to buy your book. Let’s back up a step or two. Just who are these people who took a chance on your ability to string nouns and verbs together in an entertaining fashion? Where … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Sex — Part 2

Last time we scratched the surface of writing sex scenes. The essential take-away was that a sex scene should be two-fold, at least. In other words, make sure there’s more to the scene than just sex. Pick an extra element that’s … Continue reading

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Story or joke? How to write a novel–part 32

“Two dinosaurs walk into a bar…” For most of the 20th century folks believed our species evolved into something like its “modern” form around 40,000 years ago. I suspect that’s about the time we started telling jokes, too. Jokes are the simplest … Continue reading

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