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After NaNo – Interviewing ME About “Editing Transition”

ME: Today, everyone, I’m interviewing Christina Anne Hawthorne, the most renowned writer that no one has ever heard of. Welcome, Christina. ME2: Thank you for having me—even though this looks exactly like where I’ve been for the last eight months. … Continue reading

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Make A Map for NaNoWriMo

Another year. Another NaNoWriMo. Another pitch urging writers to pen their fantasy novels with a map as an aid. Yes, here I go again talking about maps. Actually, to be more specific, your fantasy map. Your story takes on a … Continue reading

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Emotional Contrast

Sometimes, when I least expect it, I’m struck by an aspect of writing I’ve long taken for granted. In this case, it’s what I’ll call emotional contrast. I often set humor beside sadness, for instance, so as to play one … Continue reading

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Walking the Edge that is Adding Mystery

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. Too, mystery adds tension and encourages involvement. Most writers know that so there’s little mystery there. What’s perhaps too often a missed, though, is that it can be a knife-edge walk between being … Continue reading

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