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Fish Out of Water: Worldbuilding contemporary stories by Peter Andrews

Science fiction and fantasy writers have no excuse for not making every page compelling and original. They have a universe (or multiverse) of possibilities. If you’re writing a contemporary story, it can be a lot harder to find ways to discover points of interest in setting that are filled with the commonplace and familiar. But …
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Endings That Suck – How To Drive Away Readers by Peter Andrews

Legend has it that Mozart would torture his father by playing all but the last note of some passages, and then slip away without providing a satisfying musical conclusion. Writers destroy wonderful works with horrible endings. My study wall has dents in it from books I’ve hurled across the room because of this failing. In …
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Free Tools for Writing Productivity by Peter Andrews

When I teach, nothing creates more of a buzz than discussions about tools. Some people have favorites. Some people have horror stories. All seem to secretly hope for an automated apprentice who can take those messy story lines, rambunctious characters, and half-formed concepts and render them as award-winning prose. Sorry. Most of that work is …