Tag Archives: craftsmanship

The Space In Between

Whenever you craft a story, whether it is fact or fiction, short or long, you inevitably leave things out. As you develop your skill as a writer, transitioning from amateur to apprentice, from apprentice to journeyman, from journeyman to master, … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Style

My style has been described in many ways, including quirky, professional, offbeat, punchy, and prolonged. My style differs, to some extent, depending on what I’m writing. When writing as a marketer, I tend to go more for the professional and … Continue reading

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Maintaining an Idea’s Integrity

When do you listen? When do you decide? When do you give in to “buyer’s choice?” When do you “stick to your guns?” The content platform allows clients to give a general idea of what they want so writers can … Continue reading

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Coherence

The problem with going to graduate school for a degree in writing, literature, or anything along those lines is that you get a taste for really well-written literature.  You read works by exceptional artists you may or may not have … Continue reading

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Slowing It Down to Speed It Up

Maybe it’s just me, but I tend to prefer to write my fast-paced scenes very quickly.  Unfortunately, while it seems exciting as I’m writing it, when I go back to read the passage it’s a mess.  So, I’ve gotten in … Continue reading

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Why Quality Matters Throughout Your Process

This is a post about crafting.  I’m telling you this now, because it’s going to take us a bit to get around to that, but the journey will be worth it. Your platform is the system of marketing assets that … Continue reading

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Character + Conflict = Plot

It’s a simple, but powerful equation.  It’s a powerful equation because of its simplicity. Let’s say you want to tell a story about a wonderful (or terrible) world in which magic is real.  This is the common concept that unites … Continue reading

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