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How to kill your darlings: advice on literary murder from author Chuck Bowie

It’s a real pleasure to welcome author Chuck Bowie back to my blog, with some advice on how to cut your finest pieces of prose without crying. Thanks for coming, Chuck. And to everyone else – prepare to man up! Kill Your Darlings (Or Don’t) In 1914, Arthur Quiller-Couch said in a lecture: “If you…… Continue reading How to kill your darlings: advice on literary murder from author Chuck Bowie

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How to write multiple storylines

How do you write a novel with multiple story lines?  Today author Chuck Bowie is here with a guest post on how to knit separate story lines into a cohesive whole, without disrupting the flow of each narrative, and at the same time intensifying the themes of your novel. Carrying Multiple Arcs Across a Novel…… Continue reading How to write multiple storylines