MonthMay 2016

Cliche to Convention

There’s a scifi writing group I’m following over on Facebook. Another author posted a summary of the opening of his story, asking for suggestions on how to spice it up and make the prose not so cliche. There was some interesting discussion and I added my two cents: there’s a difference between cliche and convention. […]

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Self-Editing: The First Line of Defense

I just read a post on self-editing over at WarriorWriters. You can check out Six Ways to Self-Edit & Polish Your Prose and get Kristen’s pointers. Kristen begins the article with what looks like a rant on adverbs, similies and metaphors. (At first I thought, here we go again…) Fortunately Kristen’s advice is spot on […]

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The Strong Character

In a good story, the audience will bond with the characters and care about them as the journey progresses. When they hurt, the audience cries for them. When they succeed the audience cheers for them. At the end of the story, they’re hungry for more. So how do you go about setting up a strong […]

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What Makes a Good Script?

In a writing group I follow someone posed the question, What makes a good script? Wow. Talk about a loaded question. There are many things that go into a good script – I mentioned a few in The Reader’s Thoughts and Don’t Do This. If you’re asking this kind of question, great, that’s exactly what […]

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Don’t Think Too Much

This has become one of the most popular posts I’ve ever written. If you enjoyed reading this, please consider sharing it or leaving a comment. You can tweet me @tmorgan_2100 or drop me a line using the contact form I appreciate you coming here, and hope you’ll continue to find my blog useful. In Imagine, […]

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