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30 Seconds to More Creative Plots

Click image to view. Jefferson presents a quick writing exercise (actually, it’s a reading exercise) that you can do in 30 seconds to improve the originality and unpredictability of your…

That's disgusting

Turns out you can always go darker…

Just when I think the Gnomileshi have shown me all the gruesome there is to be seen, I turn another corner and have to recalibrate my expectations.

Play Your Way To Better Stories

Click image to view. When writer’s block strikes, the instinct is to hunker down and work the problem, but that’s the path to boring solutions. Find better story ideas, and…

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Click image to view. An introduction to how PageFight! works and how it can improve your book marketing. Includes some real-world examples.

What to do about pronoun poisoning

Click image to view. When you get sloppy with your pronouns, immersion gets poisoned. Here’s an overview of how to keep your hes and shes from getting tangled. Plus, we…