March 16

Today is the birthday of: Margaret Weis, Harding Lemay

Tip: Don’t start your story with an info dump. If there’s background information the reader needs, give it out in small bites, not one big feast.

Thought: “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.” – Cormac McCarthy

Teaser: Identify your characters by showing not only what they own, but how they treat their possessions. Given an expensive, but ugly, gift, how would they treat it? What would they do with it? Write a short scene from two different character perspectives.


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