Life in the War Zone – Paul White

Life in the War Zone by Paul White

Life in the War Zone from Paul White is now available! Released: 11th February 2017 Life in the War Zone is not a ‘WAR’ story. It is a collection of poignant, eye opening stories and articles, written primarily as fictional

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13 Week Rewrite, Week Five: Beginning the Middle

Over the last four weeks, you’ve written a new outline, rewritten the new beginning of your manuscript, explored the counter-arguments in your story, and your hero has made an irrevocable decision. Now it’s time to rewrite the middle. Your hero’s

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Thunderclap! Support the “Save the Date” Blog Tour!

Thunderclap! You’re Cordially Invited— To Support the Wedding of Eithne “Save the Date” Blog Tour Thunderclap Announcement! The Wedding of Eithne is the highly anticipated Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred fantasy series. For those who know that love

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13-Week Rewrite, Week Four: The Decision

Hi, welcome back! Last week, we explored the counter-argument to your story, the resistance that your heroine faces in pursuit of a solution to the story-problem. This week, you’ll push past this point to the hero’s irreversible decision to continue

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13-Week Rewrite, Week Three: The Counter-Argument

Thanks for joining me again! Last week, you started from the beginning, re-writing through the opening act of your first draft. You set a weekly and daily goal for yourself, you pumped up the tension in your opening, you laid

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13-Week Rewrite, Week Two: The New Beginning

Revision

Ok, after last week, you now have a more specific outline. You’ve followed all your story beats all the way through, and imagined the most compelling order of events through which to tell your story. So now you’re ready to

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Happy Birthday to the Hedge King! #Bookiversary

Happy Birthday to Hedge King in Winter, by Michael E. Dellert

Today is the one year anniversary of Hedge King in Winter. Yes, believe it or not, one year ago today, my first fantasy novella, Hedge King in Winter, saw the light of day as a commercial publication. It was a

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#13WeekRewrite: Week One, The New Outline

So you’ve finished your first draft. You’ve let it sit in a drawer for a few weeks. You’ve enjoyed your holidays, made your New Year’s Resolution, and had a thought about the revision process in general, what storytelling is really

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Revision and Technique

Keep Calm and Start Revision

Before beginning a revision project, it’s important to consider several technical matters. Just as important is to keep in mind that these aren’t rules, but principles that will encourage you to make informed choices about your work. For every suggestion

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Revision and the Art of Structure

Structure is nothing but a framework for exploration

Reasonably enough, you’re a writer who wants to do “your own thing.” You want to write the story you want to write, and you want it to be as long as it needs to be. You want to ride the

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