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  1. n Things… Editing Taught Me About this Creative Fiction Lark

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    May 10, 2014 by jcfarnham

    If you’re a writer, you edit. It’s as simple as that. Some of us however are more hardwired to doing …
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  2. 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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  3. The Word Mines and the Right Tools for the Job.

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    April 22, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I’ve always been of the opinion that nothing is off limits in writing… if done well and for all the …
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  4. 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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  5. More debunking of tropes.

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    January 22, 2013 by jcfarnham

    Last week I used a few of the more disliked examples of trope in fiction, and tried to explain why …
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  6. 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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  7. So, that’s an idea. What next?

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    January 13, 2013 by jcfarnham

    Anyone who writes has probably encountered this problem before, whether your poison of choice is fiction or non-fiction (naturally I’ll …
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