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Throwback Thursday: Using Google Docs for Writing Fiction

Seeing no alternative… I swallowed my pride and began writing my first draft on Google Docs, starting with the browser version.

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Throwback Thursday: How to Help Your Audience Suspend Disbelief

You as the writer have a responsibility to write a story which makes it easy for the audience to suspend their disbelief…. The issue is not one of what is possible. The issue is of what is likely.

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Using Google Docs for Writing Fiction

Seeing no alternative… I swallowed my pride and began writing my first draft on Google Docs, starting with the browser version.

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App Review: Tomato Typewriter

If you’re the sort of writer who enjoys writing on your Android tablet or smartphone but need the threat of a deadline to get you going, Tomato Typewriter by Zest Works might just be the app for you.

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What’s On Your Writer’s Utility Belt?

Just like Batman has a utility belt which is loaded with all deus ex machina gadgets he needs to help him save the day, so we writers all have our (figurative) utility belts loaded with all the tools we rely on to help us whenever we sit down to write…. Don’t we? šŸ˜¶

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App Review: Character Story Planner 2

Everyone and their granny seems to have produced an app to help writers draft or plan their stories, most of which I personally don’t find very helpful. Nevertheless there are a few diamonds in the rough to be found and today I want to tell you all about another one I recently discovered: Character Story Planner 2 for Android by Ifantasia.

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Why Your Fantastic Story Idea Has To Die

If you want my advice, you’ll treat your idea as a profane thing from the very moment it’s conceived. It is not sacred. It is not too beautiful to die. Frankly, it’s probably not as clever as you thought.

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How to Help Your Audience Suspend Disbelief

You as the writer have a responsibility to write a story which makes it easy for the audience to suspend their disbelief…. The issue is not one of what is possible. The issue is of what is likely.

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App Review: Storywriter

I, too, despair of the hope of ever finding such an app. It was in this context that I downloaded Storywriter by RaindropĀ for Android but the question is: did it deliver?Ā 

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On Character Traits

Let your reader get to know Dave by experiencing Dave, not simply being told about Dave.

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