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My people are a simple people

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 in craft | Comments Off on My people are a simple people

My people are a simple people

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Revisions: when is enough enough?

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 in craft | Comments Off on Revisions: when is enough enough?

Revisions: when is enough enough?

MIND MELD asked a group of authors: As a reader and as a writer, how do you feel about the practice of revising books after they have been published (or at least have reached the ARC stage)? How much revision goes into your writing process? (How clean are your drafts)? Click here to read what I had to say on the topic, along with Lucy Snyder, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jon Sprunk, Christopher Golden, Rhonda Eudaly, Leah Petersen, Linda Nagata, and Deborah J....

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Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 in craft | Comments Off on Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

This past summer at the Odyssey Workshop I discussed the role of sidekicks in fiction, as part of an overall discussion of character-driven writing. The talk went over so well that they turned it into a two part podcast. The first part is now up on their website here. Once I got past the kneejerk reaction to hearing my own voice (OMG! Hyperactive squirrel!) I was pleased with how it turned out.

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