Category Archives: writing techniques

Honing Your Dark Hero: 4 Things I’ve Learned from the World’s Most Dangerous Men

Award winning author Laura Navarre, whom I was privileged to interview in May 2010, sold her first two books in rapid succession. Her debut novel, The Devil’s Mistress, a dark Tudor romance, was released by Samhain in June 2010 (ebook) … Continue reading

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WoW: Conquering Clichés

Tried and true. That could be said of clichés, yes. Everyone knows what they mean, making the message being conveyed as clear as a bell . . . but as dull as dishwater. So, what’s a writer to do about … Continue reading

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WoW: Repetition for a Reason

No, no, no! How many times have a said that to myself when editing my work? I’ll see needless repetition, shake my head while muttering those words, and rework things to get rid of the redundancy. However, repetition can serve … Continue reading

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