Author Archives: Charles Yallowitz

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

7 Tips to Using Flashbacks and Not Lose the Audience

Flashbacks are popular.  They’re also misused all the time because people think they can be dropped in whenever they want.  It’s like having a smooth ride and then throwing a cardboard box in the way.  Sure, you might run it … Continue reading

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Characters and Diversity. Part 3 – PHYSICAL ABILITY

Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today, and together we will venture further into the theme of diversity. In June, I wrote about including racial … Characters and Diversity. Part 3 – PHYSICAL ABILITY

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Teaser Tuesday: Nocturnal Chat

I really liked this exchange between Darwin and one of his friends.  It was kind of sweet since they were just getting to understand each other.  You get a good sense of how Darwin thinks too.

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What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month – by Erica Verrillo…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: Businessman laying down in a suit isolated on white background August is affectionately known as the “dead month” in the publishing industry.…

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Flashbacks: Fun with Timeline Tampering

I don’t use flashbacks because they never really worked for Third-Person Present tense writing.  At least in my mind.  If I’m showing what’s going on now then jumping into the past can make things confusing.  Of course, I have an … Continue reading

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Story Development and Execution Part 9: Writing Action

Ciao, SEers. Today is part nine of the series: writing action. While this is important for the thriller genre, I mean the more general term, which … Story Development and Execution Part 9: Writing Action

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Teenager Memes: In Honor of My Son Turning 13

As mentioned yesterday, my son turned 13 this past week.  I was so busy preparing for his party and trying not to collapse from long Covid that I decided to use today to do an easy ‘meme’ collection post.  Of … Continue reading

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Goal Post: No Real Progress to Report

I’m not even going to look at what my goals were.  Doubt I made any of them because this week had an unexpected hurdle.  It’s one that may carry through the entire summer from the look of things. For those … Continue reading

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Starting at the End: Reverse Chronology

Don’t hold the term in the title against me.  I couldn’t find a consistent label for when a story starts at the end.  ‘Reverse chronology’ caught my eye a few times and I liked the sound of it.  Makes sense … Continue reading

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How to Use Prologues, Part 5, Backstory Delivery

Hi SErs! It’s a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about Backstory Delivery in a prologue. Here’s a link to the previous … How to Use Prologues, Part 5, Backstory Delivery

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