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5 Strategies to Banish Your Writer’s Block
November 17, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

You sit at the keyboard staring at a blank screen. The cursor blinks, each time it feels a little more forceful, a little more condemning. Pressure keeps building until you finally throw your hands up and walk away because the words aren’t flowing. So now what? the trouble with waiting for writer’s block to pass
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Don’t Get Mired Down in the Details
November 2, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

We’ve all heard the old chestnut “God is in the details.” Basically, it means that details are important. A great story is built up of tiny little details. The single sentence spoken by Character X at the beginning of Chapter One may become instrumental in the outcome of Chapter Forty-Six, or the carelessness in Chapter Four could
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Understanding Static Characters
June 30, 2017 Special Feature,Writing Advice Paul Davis

Most of this month has been focused on character development. One of the greatest forms of character development is a lack of any development at all: The static character. This is not a flat character, a character which lacks interesting traits and therefore remains the same. This is a character that, when given the chance
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