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Details, A Reader Love/Hate Relationship

Details, A Reader Love/Hate Relationship

As a writer, I love story details. I enjoy figuring out the minute details of my world and the little things that make my characters tick. Even when it comes to research I go overboard because I want to know everything […]

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Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

I’m feeling a need to expand on last week’s post about worldbuilding. Specifically, I mentioned how my worldbuilding lies in details. But details have a double edge. On one hand, they make the world real, visceral, believable. On the other […]

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Retexturing Stories: Refilling the well (that’s already full)

Retexturing Stories: Refilling the well (that’s already full)

I was going to name this post just “Refilling the Well.” But the well isn’t dry and I certainly don’t need more ideas on top of the three hundred I already have. So, instead, I titled it retexturing stories. I […]

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Character Development: Small Things

Character Development: Small Things

It’s such a small thing to have your character pick up the phone and be the one to call. But character development is in the small things. Your main characters need to be people who do things – not those […]

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Making Details Wrong on Purpose

Making Details Wrong on Purpose

I work at a bank at my current day job, and a lot of our time is devoted to risk management and employee safety. I can tell you that much of what you learn in any movie, TV show, or book […]

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Details & Clichés: Impressions from my Currently-Reading Shelf

Details & Clichés: Impressions from my Currently-Reading Shelf

As I write this blog post, I’m a third of the way through my current read. It’s a middle-grade epic fantasy set in a medieval-like desert-scape narrated from three points of view. Currently, one of the narrators, the Princess Soraya, […]

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