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Writer’s Block & Building Blocks, Part III

The conclusion for my 3 part series on writer's block. Part 1 covers mental blocks, and Part 2 plot & setting issues. The second lesson I learned while writing The Spider's Web (and several subsequent stories) is that antagonists are hard. One of the hardest things for me to do is create realistic, fleshed out… Continue reading Writer’s Block & Building Blocks, Part III

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Writer’s Block & Building Blocks, Part II

Part 2 in my series about writer's block and how to overcome it. Part one, regarding internal blocks can be found here. Part III, about character issues, can be found here. Last time we discussed how to handle blocks when the writer is the problem--all of the little mental issues that can keep a story… Continue reading Writer’s Block & Building Blocks, Part II

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Writer’s Block & Building Blocks, Part I

While I was on hiatus, someone on Twitter asked for suggestions for overcoming writing blocks. While I answered her in tweet form (a very long tweet chain) I though I would expand on it here. This is the first in a 3 part series. For more about plot and setting issues click here, and character… Continue reading Writer’s Block & Building Blocks, Part I