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POSSIBLE PITFALLS OF DEEP POINT OF VIEW

A lot has been written about deep point of view, the technique in fiction writing in which a scene, a chapter, or at times an entire novel is written entirely in the point of view of a single character. What … Continue reading

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The Writer As Reader

#SFWApro A question I’m sure most authors get asked from time to time is, “Does being a writer affect the way you read?” The easy answer is that of course it does, in good ways and in bad ways. It … Continue reading

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Helping the Reader Suspend Disbelief

#SFWApro In last week’s blog I discussed ten “Don’ts”—things a fantasy writer must take care not to do to break the reader’s willingness to believe. As I promised then, this week I’ll discuss some “Dos.” 1. If your novel is … Continue reading

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Get Rid of Those Tics

#SFWApro Afflicted with tics? Most of us are. Every writer has “tics”—words, expressions, sentence structures that we overuse without realizing it. We tend not to see them when we edit. If we notice them at all, we may think these … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts

When I first started writing seriously rather than just for my own satisfaction, I wrote, sent out, and had published in small press publications several short stories. But there was one story that I really liked that was rejected by every … Continue reading

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Language Matters

I started out writing academic papers and articles, so when I turned from that type of writing to fiction, my sentences tended to be stilted and wordy, and I still have problems along that line from time to time. That’s … Continue reading

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