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I am a binge writer. I always have been, and I probably always will be. What is a binge writer you ask? A binge …

July 3, 2017

by Sandra Merville Hart I was a teenager the first time I read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. A childhood friend came …

April 21, 2017
AnatomyGraysSex

Jim held a gray spheroid up to the light. “So Doc, you’re saying the sex of this alien was actually female?” “That …

February 13, 2017

By Sandra Merville Hart   Somewhere in the midst of writing my second novel my story started to get away from me. …

December 21, 2016
Character Eyes

The carbine was still jammed and Jim couldn’t do anything to fix it. He finally tossed it aside and cursed the shoddy …

November 9, 2016

The murmur of countless alien tongues subsided as the chairman of the interstellar council called for order. The delegates to Mecatol Rex …

October 11, 2016
Writing a Novel in Three Steps - A simple method for drafting an entire novel in three passes.

A fellow wordsmith recently shared his method for writing a novel. I was so intrigued by his straightforward process, I’m sharing it …

November 23, 2015
Governance

The people in your world need governance. I’m sorry. I wish I could make it untrue, but a believable ruling system exists …

September 5, 2015

The editor had me rework my first novel, changing it from the omniscient point of view to third-person limited. I’m so glad …

August 6, 2015

When you write dialogue, think like a screenwriter. Every minute of screen time, every word counts. Don’t add fluff.  You don’t …

July 10, 2015

Do you want to write 30K-40K+ words in a weekend? Do you want to write faster? You can. Become a binge writer. …

July 1, 2015

You’re a lover of books and in you burns a desire which you cannot ignore. You want to write! At the same …

June 23, 2015
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