Monthly Archives January 2014

The Character Is Not The Author…Or Is He?

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] Of late — i.e., since the publication of Freedom’s Scion and Freedom’s Fury — I’ve been getting a lot of email questioning whether I endorse the actions of various of my characters. Really! My correspondents demand to know which of my fictional imaginings “represents me” — and to what extent I approve of his behavior. The question leaves me utterly baffled. I know there are writers who “write themselves” into their narratives, in the guise of a prominent character. Some of them admit to it, while with others
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Time for a Selfie! (A newbie’s guide to the Self-Edit)

I often use the analogy of movies when talking about writing novels because they do have a number of things in common. This is yet another, although here there is a marked difference. This is yet another one, although here there is a marked difference. Without a doubt this is possibly the most soul-destroying event any new writer will experience. When making a movie, the Director will film many takes that will not end up in the final version of the film. These could be because the actors made a mistake, burst out laughing in the middle of filming, or
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