Knowing the whole story

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To be able to tell the story that needs to be told, we need to know all of it, see all of it. The only way to do that, is to not blink.

How long do you write?

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Anthony Trollope, back in 1883, thought 3 hours a day was more than enough time. I think most of us can only dream of having 3 hours a day to write. I’m partial to a 2 hour time slot, though I’d be more than willing to take a break then add another hour or two! … Read more

Defend against fame

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This is the heading Again, I chose not to edit this quote for inclusivity to keep the integrity of the quote. It still relates to all of us in that we can get so caught up in the glamors of writing fame: the travel, the speaking gigs, the celebrity, that we stop writing.

A debt of honor

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We live in a world where we truly are privileged to be able to write. We owe the people before us, and the ones who come after, to tell the human story.

The Iceberg Principle

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Do the research. Know your characters better than you know yourself. Create a world as real as our own. One-eighth of that knowledge will show up in your work, but the reader will feel that the rest is there.

Show me a hero

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This is the heading Another classic. There is a story in everything.