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The Spice Rule

One of the many things those who are new to novel writing fail to ask is, “How much is enough?” I’m not talking about length; I’m talking about specific kinds of content, something that impacts all writers in all genres, … Continue reading

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Never too old to learn

[Posted previously, in error, for about two minutes. I apologize to everyone who tried to comment on the original post which disappeared so quickly.  The error was entirely mine. –Josh] I’m pleased to share this guest post from a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Last Word on Dialog. How to write a novel–part 25

A wonderful writer (my Dad, actually) once told me, “Good reading makes hard writing.” And it’s true. In order for the words to flow smoothly, a writer has to concentrate on moving from one idea to the next, in a logical … Continue reading

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Tag! He (or she) is it! How to write a novel–part 22

As mentioned before, good dialog isn’t real, it just sounds that way. But for reasons that will probably remain a mystery forever, many still learning the craft of writing insist on loading up their dialog with crap, by which I … Continue reading

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Whut’s that ya say? How to write a novel–part 21

Good dialog isn’t real, it just feels that way. Say what? Oy. There goes Langston–on his way ’round the bend. Again. But seriously, just listen to a “normal” conversation, and you’ll understand: And suddenly, a full minute of your life is … Continue reading

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