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Mar
15th
2021

Being a Better Writer: Nailing the Last Third · 10:24pm March 15th

Hello readers, and welcome back to another installment of Being a Better Writer! A little late today, as my morning ended up running a little long. But still here on Monday, so that’s what counts.

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Jul
26th
2021

Being a Better Writer: Killing Your Babies · 9:21pm July 26th

Hello again readers! Today’s Being a Better Writer post is going to (hopefully) be a bit shorter, because I’m on the last pages of the epilogue for Starforge and I want to finish it! This draft is so close to being done I can taste the freedom!

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Aug
2nd
2021

Being a Better Writer: She’s Just Herself, Flaws and All · 10:42pm August 2nd

Aug
19th
2019

Being a Better Writer’s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice: Read a Book · 9:17pm Aug 19th, 2019

You know the drill! Achieve 88.8 miles per hour!
And don't forget, new chapter of Hunter/Hunted tomorrow!

Welcome readers, to another installment of Being a Better Writer’s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice! We are rolling right along and into week six of this feature, and the cliche advice just keeps coming.

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Nov
2nd
2020

Being a Better Writer: Why Stories Need Conflict · 10:58pm Nov 2nd, 2020

Hello readers! Before we dive into today’s (somewhat delayed) Being a Better Writer post, I have an urgent PSA for all of you residing in the United States.

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Aug
9th
2021

Being a Better Writer: A Little Bit About Copyright · 9:01pm August 9th

Dec
9th
2019

Being a Better Writer: The Path to Publication · 11:20pm Dec 9th, 2019

Welcome back readers! In lieu of news, let’s just dive right into things! Over the weekend I ran into quite a few people who had writing questions for me, but one that kept coming up from a wide range of people (after the usual “What have you written”) was “What’s the process of publication like?”

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Apr
6th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Entertainment Value VS Quality · 9:38pm Apr 6th, 2020

Oct
18th
2021

Being a Better Writer: Big-Lipped Alligator Character Traits · 10:39pm October 18th

Nov
14th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Balancing a Returning Character · 10:49pm Nov 14th, 2016

Whoa! Late post today! Don't worry, it wasn't because I was slacking off. The opposite, actually. See, during that month-long burn to get Colony published and into eager reader's hands (many of whom are now enjoying it immensely, going by the high-quality reviews that have already rolled in), I skipped a lot of sleep. Quite a lot. We're talking 10-12 hours spent a day working on Colony regularly, plus everything else my life had. So I was, for almost a month, getting 5-6 hours of

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Nov
17th
2017

Classic Being a Better Writer: Character Odds and Ends · 6:57pm Nov 17th, 2017

New here? Confused by what a Classic Being a Better Writer post is? No worries!

Classic posts dig into a four-year archive of weekly BaBW articles to dig up a couple that are relevant to one another, forming a quick and easy to browse sampling of some of the site's various writing articles.

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May
6th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Knowledge and Inspiration · 7:36pm May 6th, 2019

Welcome back readers! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

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Sep
14th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Using Food · 9:02pm Sep 14th, 2020

A quick reminder to start keeping a list of your ideas for future Being a Better Writer articles! Topic List #15 is almost out of topics, which means there will soon be a topic call and a chance to make your requests for ideas and topics heard!

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Apr
24th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Too Unique? · 9:12pm Apr 24th, 2019

Feb
10th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Learning From Other Authors’ Books · 10:18pm Feb 10th, 2020

Readers! The time has come! The magnificence is upon us! It. Is. Here!

What am I talking about? Why LTUE of course! Life, The Universe, and Everything! The convention for writing Science-Fiction and Fantasy! It’s this week! February 13th-15th!

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Aug
17th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Setting Up a Reveal · 8:32pm Aug 17th, 2020

Hello readers! Welcome back!

First, before we get down to today’s post, a bit of warning and disclaimer: I’m going to try and keep it a bit shorter today. The reason why is that I had a slight accident over the weekend which involved me tumbling, in most embarrassing fashion, over a set of handlebars.

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Mar
23rd
2020

Being a Better Writer: Bravery · 5:16pm Mar 23rd, 2020

Hello readers! I hope you’re all staying away from groups and doing your part to counter Covid-19 as best you can. Washing your hands, etc. If you are, good! If not, pick up the slack! The better we can do at slowing the spread the better off everyone will be.

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Dec
28th
2020

Classic Being a Better Writer: Character Development and Character Growth · 7:27pm Dec 28th, 2020

Hello readers! I’m still on break here, so here’s a classic Being a Better Writer post for all of you to sink your teeth into! And an old-school one too! But first, some news!

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Jan
27th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Character Flaws · 11:10pm Jan 27th, 2020

Hello readers! Welcome back to Unusual Things and Being a Better Writer! I trust you all had a fairly good weekend?

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May
3rd
2021

Being a Better Writer: The Security of a Home · 9:29pm May 3rd

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