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Recommended Summer Reads

My recommended summer reading list. I don’t get paid to recommend these. They’re just books I like: Sci-fi, Christian, nonreligious, biography, spirituality. What books do you recommend?

When and When Not to Write On Spec

    Kon’nichiwa, Writer Peeps! On spec. As a writer, you’ll hear that a lot.┬áIt’s short for “on speculation,” and it means that you write an article, a short story, a screenplay, book, whatever, with no contract and no promise of publication. You send…

Quick Reference Guide to Punctuating Dialogue in Fiction

For those of you who find yourselves either without a style guide, or too busy writing the next great American novel to get bogged down in the nit-picky details, I made you a handy-dandy, quick-reference chart for punctuating dialogue in fiction. Since most fiction is written in Chicago style (CMOS), that’s the style I used.

Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method

Ciao, writer peeps! I still have this eye thing limiting my screen time. Surely, there’s a blog post in there about serious writers overcoming all obstacles to express their craft. But I didn’t write it. Since I love you and want you to succeed,…

Self-editing Your Novel, Part 5: Timeline

Yes, readers will notice timeline issues. And they will look things up for accuracy. They’ll either be impressed with your attention to details, or impressed by their own ability to prove the writer made mistakes. Your choice.

Self-editing Your Novel, Part 3: Subplot and Digression

Think of subplots as the bridesmaids at a wedding. Dress them up and put them in their places, but the party is not about them.

Self-editing Your Novel, Part 2: Plot Structure

Whether you outline from the start or write by the seat of your pants, when your novel is finished, it should be outlineable.

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A personal blog by John Parsons, author of the Hebrew for Christians web site.

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Using what's on hand.

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