Category Archives: Fiction Writing Tips

On Finishing

I finished the second draft of To Be Phoenix, and I must say, I’m getting excited about this book. I think it’s going to be one of my best. Now to reward myself. I find that writers don’t do this … Continue reading

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Read What Excites You

As writers, I think we get wound up too much about reading what’s good for us. Read this author, he was a master at suspense. Read that author, she does dialogue the best. Read this author. Read that author. It’s … Continue reading

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When You Hate What You Wrote

Lately I’ve moved slower and slower with To Be Phoenix. It’s not that it’s a bad story, it could be good. But it’s not this story. I’ve ground to a halt. Even though there’s nothing wrong with the story, I … Continue reading

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On Reading Aloud

I’ve blogged about this before, but I feel it needs repeating. Read your stories aloud before you send them off for publication. You’ll catch so much more than reading quietly to yourself. Trust me. I’ve been over Frozen Fire a … Continue reading

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