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Kill your darlings: 5 tips for cutting and editing scenes you love

Another month, and another of our authors’ Round Robins. This month we have another thought-provoking topic, this time set by author Marci Baun Deleting scenes: Do you ever delete scenes? When and why do you delete them? And what do you do with them? Do you save them? Or just toss them?  When I first…… Continue reading Kill your darlings: 5 tips for cutting and editing scenes you love

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The greatest secondary characters in fiction – and when they aren’t really secondary

It’s another month, and time for a Round Robin, and this month author Rhobin Courtwright has given us another excellent topic to mull over: Secondary characters have many functions in stories. Have you ever had a secondary character surprise you in some way? How? Who are your favourite secondary characters – in your own work…… Continue reading The greatest secondary characters in fiction – and when they aren’t really secondary