Category Archives: Fiction Files

Posts especially for fiction writers

Fiction File: How a Fictional Detective Can Help You Create Better Characters

How was your weekend? Mine was a standard weekend, pretty much–getting ready for the week after doing some relaxing. Let’s get to it. I watched a teeny bit of the series finale of Monk yesterday. The whole shebang itself apparently went … Continue reading

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Fiction File: There’s the Weather Everywhere, and Sometimes This Is with It…

How’s it going? I blogged about the weather recently, and yesterday it was around freezing again. At least it wasn’t muddy. I decided to make this a for fictioning-folks only Fiction File, because I didn’t think copywriters could get a … Continue reading

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Fiction File: 2018, Second Post after the Game, or How Not to Do Fiction…

How’s it going? If you’re soon-to-be-not-new around here, sometimes I write posts that I intend only for fiction writers (Fiction Files) or only for copywriters (Copywriting Codexes). The title betrays me on this deal today, and now that you know, … Continue reading

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I Was Reminded of This TV Character Yesterday

How’s it going? Last post, I mentioned that I’d talk about one of my favorite TV characters (not my all-time favorite), and I figured that should be today, before my writer’s brain gets control of my fingers again and changes … Continue reading

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Fiction File: That Time I Was Part of Someone Else’s Story…

How was your weekend? I actually spent most of mine in a hotel, because I was hanging out waiting for, traveling to, and celebrating at… My cousin’s wedding. I decided to make this post a Fiction File, just for you … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Fiction-Style Business Problems…

How’s it going? I read an interesting post over Facebook today, and I’d like to jaw about it. Inspiration is key for creativity, and we need to get it somewhere (which is why I keep on about mining FB or a … Continue reading

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That Time I Realized I Was Actually Both Characters…

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been back and forth with my designer for a re-release on one of my books (which should be coming up here soon, I hope). Stay tuned for that. Let’s get to it. A … Continue reading

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About That Contest…

In a post a little while back, I wrote about entering a paid writing contest–one of the first ones (if not the very first) of that kind of thing I’d ever done. I’m writing because the webinar to announce the … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Something You Shouldn’t Do With Your Reading…

How’s your week been so far? Mine’s been great–I’ve been working on a type of project I’ve never even tried to do before, and I’m pretty jazzed about it. When it’s finished, you’ll know, and I’ll let you in on … Continue reading

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Making What’s Special, More Special?

How was your weekend? Mine was awesome, even though I didn’t get papers or comics, which was fine. Yesterday was Memorial Day here in the U.S. (for non-U.S. readers), the day we remember those who sacrificed their lives so that … Continue reading

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