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“Head Jumping” in Fiction

I developed much of what I know on writing from the rather traditional school of fiction. Recently, I began noticing that some of those tried-and-true methods aren’t necessarily being practiced today. Primarily, it was always stressed that you should limit…

All I Need to Know About Writing… I Learn from the X-Files? Part 2

As promised, here’s the next installment on tips, tricks and tidbits writers can glean from the hit television series, “The X-Files.” No Theory is, “Out There.” It’s true. With the proper research and approach, you can make your story both…

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Learning Horror from the East

The horror genre in America seems to have plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction,…

Thoughts on Independent Authors

We are watching a new era emerge in writing and, despite the controversy, it’s refreshing to see it happen. “Self-published” used to be a term of failure. It implied laziness, incompetence and even impatience. The ultimate goal was to see…

Thoughts on Editing

I’ve read countless books on editing during my years writing. I’ve enjoyed guides on grammar, structure, technique and style. Yet, I think the most beneficial steps a writer can take are much simpler and easier to understand. The idea that…