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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Historical Fiction

Here we are for the last ‘Crossing Genres’ post unless somebody requests pairing another one off with ‘Fantasy’.  I’m open to any that I can slip into January.  Not sure any will be as difficult as this one.  One genre … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Mystery

Welcome back to the newest entry of crossing over genres.  Again, this is to show how advice for one can be used for another.  Of course, I’m always using Fantasy since that’s my wheelhouse.  I’ve done Romance and Horror/Thriller, but … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Horror

Welcome back to this month-long adventure where we talk about how advice for one genre can help for another.  Of course, these are only quick overviews because of time and space.  Today we’re going to discuss the similarities of: FANTASY … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Romance

I guess I’ll call this first in a series, but I don’t know how long it will go for.  Maybe only this month or I might carry it over to January if I can think of more comparisons.  The reason … Continue reading

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Rules of the Writer

A bubble of thought That drives pen to paper And finger to key Is the first step To a world of freedom And coiling restrictions * Voices ring out Do this Not that Follow this And follow that One negates … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Following the ‘Rules’ of Writing

With such a maze out there, we can never tell what we should or should not do until we attract someone’s wrath.  I’m here to give you a few tips to navigate this maze with the least amount of stress. … Continue reading

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The ‘Rules’ of Writing: Real or Choose Your Own Adventure?

“Kill your darlings!” “No prologues!” “Show, don’t tell!” “Only use ‘say/says/said’!” “You must eliminate 80% of your first draft!” I’m sure we’ve all heard these or variations over the course of our writing careers.  Some of us have used these … Continue reading

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