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Character Bios

Character Bios

When to do them or not to do them. Are you aware of them? I got the idea in “How to Write a Damn Good Novel”. Essentially, interview as many of your characters as you can/need in order to allow you to recognize each character’s voice, motivations and history. The bios give those characters depth
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Where do you come up with your ideas…

Where do you come up with your ideas…

I like to read ABOUT writing, a lot. I’m a student of my craft; and one never knows everything, nor where one might pick up bits of information. I read J.V. Jones’ first trilogy as soon as it came out. It wasn’t perfect, but it was engaging and memorable. I’ve been a fan of hers
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When is a Prologue just a prologue

When is a Prologue just a prologue

According to Wiki – A prologue (Greek πρόλογος prologos, from the word pro (before) and lógos, word) is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one, and other miscellaneous information. In a book, the prologue is a part of the
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Kindle Vs. Nook

Kindle Vs. Nook

This isn’t going to be exhausted. In fact, I’ve only seen the new Nook today, but it’s AWESOME. Touch screen, and you can turn pages on the screen or using the bottons. Seems to have the same screen size as the larger Kindle, however, since there is no keypad/keyboard, it results in a smaller form
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Did I mention I like Maps…?

Did I mention I like Maps…?

Okay, here’s the deal. I am writing “high fantasy” – which is to say, it’s completely my own world. I don’t even begin to feel comfortable writing much at all until I have it very well fleshed out. And, after putting all that work in creating an entire world, I have no intention of just
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Sweet Georgia Brown! Amazon is fighting the spammers…

Sweet Georgia Brown! Amazon is fighting the spammers…

A few wonderful concepts that are missed by both the writer of this article and the commenters to it at the New York Times. The writer at least did some research by going to the Warrior Forum – a well-known website that caters to the Internet Marketer. And, I have no doubt that thousands of
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