Category Archive: Tips

Jan 30 2016

Adding Depth with Character Bias

Today I’ve got a few tips for those wanting to brush up on their characterization skills. Credit for these ideas goes mostly to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time; few people can pull off character bias like Jordan could. If you want to give your story depth, the first place to start is with your …

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May 23 2015

Write That Prologue

We hear it all the time. “Agents hate prologues.” “My editor cut the prologue.” “I always skip prologues; they’re boring.” “I never made it through the prologue.” Some people consider them the kiss of death; others don’t go so far, but when you speak the word their lips bend into a frown, and they begin …

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