May 25, 2015

Nothing pulls a reader out of a story faster than a timeline gone awry. Whether it’s something small like a character stepping outside after a lunch date into the dark night, or something huge like a flashback to the first birthday party of our 20-year-old protagonist...

May 18, 2015

Today we are talking with Daniel J. Rice of Bemidji, MN. Dan is the author of two books; the owner of Riverfeet Press, a small publishing company specializing in nature-based fiction and non-fiction; and ice-cream seller extraodinaire at Big River Scoop, the best ice c...

May 11, 2015

When we’re writing a story, we often spend a lot of time thinking about who our characters are going to be and what is going to happen to them. We toil over our protagonist’s backstory, making sure we understand their personality and why they are who they are. We sketc...

May 4, 2015

Many writers struggle with choosing a point of view for their novel. Should they tell it from first person or third person? Once they’ve decided that, they still have to decide whose point of view the novel will be told from, through which character’s eyes we will witn...

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