Category Archives: Art of Writing

How to Write a Villain

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It seems like it has been a while since I have done a solid writing tip. I’ve skimmed through the files in my brain and pulled out the folder labeled “Villain.” Mwahahaha . . .…

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Using Rites and Rituals in Fiction

Originally posted on Jodi L. Milner, Author:
We’ve come around back to writer Wednesday once more and today we are talking about using rites and rituals in fiction. ¬†When I say rites and rituals, I’m referring to any choreographed set…

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Keeping the Story Real

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If Ace Rimmer can ride a random alligator then it must be ok, right? It’s writing Wednesday and yet another chance to inundate the webverse with more unsolicited writing advice. Woo Hoo! Today’s…

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Writing Fresh

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If your writing isn’t as fresh as this orange you better read this. It’s writing Wednesday and today we are going to talk about writing fresh. Each writing conference I attend teaches me…

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Writing Fantasy Profanity

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Don’t mix up your Bantha Poodoo with your Nerf Herders! Getting swearing right is important. It’s writer Wednesday and today we are going to delve into the risque topic of fantasy profanity. Well,…

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Writing Exercise: The KISS Principle

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It’s Writer Wednesday here at the blog and today we are going to discuss the KISS principle. KISS stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. I’m not calling any of you dear readers stupid,…

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Writer Wednesday: Hanging Flags

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It’s Wednesday and that means a special post for all you writers out there. Woohoo! Lately I’ve been enjoying the wit of comedian Jim Gaffigan. He’s clean and several of his routines are…

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Grammarland: Then vs Than

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It’s Writer Wednesday here and today we will tackle a mini grammar concept – the difference between then and than. These writing themed posts used to be the weekly mainstay of my other…

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Writer Wednesday: Magical Realism

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Welcome to writer Wednesday! Here we will tackle topics of interest to fellow writers and hopefully interesting to readers of fiction. These posts used to be written over at My Literary Quest but…

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Genre Talk: Steampunk

Goggles, gears and gadgets, watch work mechanisms and pneumatics, corsets and fancy hats. All these and more make up the steampunk genre. Traditionally, steampunk is centered around the beginnings of the industrial age. ¬†Steampunk stories evoke feelings of wonder, discovery, … Continue reading

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