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  1. Beef, not lard.

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    July 21, 2013 by jcfarnham

    So you’ve finished your first draft. It looks pretty good… only problem being you invisioned it as a novel. It’s …
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  2. How I Draft.

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    February 6, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I like to spend my first draft focusing on the bare essentials, ie, dialogue and plot specific narrative. It’s only …
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  3. Characters causing Unexpected Confict

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    January 20, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I recently decided to re-read Orson Scott Card’s How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy¬†Writer’s Digest book, and almost immediately …
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  4. Cast Tropes

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    January 8, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I’ve been thinking recently about cast tropes; those ideas which assume that ‘fundamentally, all ensemble casts of characters can fall …
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  5. The Humble Map and Friends (aka The Otherness)

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    January 6, 2013 by jcfarnham

    A lot of writers swear by them, others are the first to warn you of making more work for yourself …
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  6. Redux: NaNoWriMo 2012

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    October 24, 2012 by jcfarnham

    So. In about six nights time or less it’ll be that time of year again, the dreaded … November. That …
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  7. Musing on Writing Styles and Efficiency

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    August 29, 2012 by jcfarnham

    Firstly I’ll need to clarify some thing. In the context of this post writing style means “the method by which …
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