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"Sousa's Lament by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Does technological change spell doom or opportunity for fiction authors, or is change just inevitable? (For Authors Newsletter - November 15, 2023)
"Ghost Stories by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Do you believe in Ghosts? (For Authors Newsletter - October 18, 2023)
"Whodunnit? by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
how you show who did what can reinforce and solidify point of view. The words you use to do this matter. (For Authors Newsletter - September 20, 2023)
"Strolling Through Genres by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Surveying a variety of genres (For Authors Newsletter - August 23, 2023)
"Characters and Plots and Themes, Oh my! by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
What is a theme and how to you connect it to your story? (For Authors Newsletter - July 26, 2023)
"From the Other Side by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
What happens after you send your story to an acquisitions editor? (For Authors Newsletter - June 28, 2023)
"The Manichean Fallacy by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Tools for constructing credible characters (For Authors Newsletter - May 31, 2023)
"No Book Is an Island by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The role of metatext in fiction (For Authors Newsletter - May 3, 2023)
"The Allegory of the Cave by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
What is reality anyway, and how does it relate to fiction? (For Authors Newsletter - April 5, 2023)
"Time, realism, and surrealism by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Musings on time, dreams, and reality (For Authors Newsletter - March 8, 2023)
" A Grammarian's Panegyric Part 3 by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Verbs give power and energy to sentences. Understanding their nuances is critical to effective writing. (For Authors Newsletter - February 8, 2023)
"A Grammarian's Panegyric Part 2 by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Grammar and the mood of a verb (For Authors Newsletter - January 11, 2023)
"A Grammarian's Panegyric by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Passive voice and point of view (For Authors Newsletter - December 14, 2022)
"It's Axiomatic by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
My journey from mathematician to fiction author (For Authors Newsletter - November 16, 2022)
"Snark by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The hashtag snark is common in twitterature, but it's widespread in other forms of discourse, including literature. (For Authors Newsletter - October 19, 2022)
"To Trope Or Not To Trope by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
What is a trope and why use them? (For Authors Newsletter - September 21, 2022)
"It Takes a Detective by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Some comments on detective fiction (For Authors Newsletter - August 24, 2022)
"Like, Totally! by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
English dialects and writing (For Authors Newsletter - July 27, 2022)
"Words Matter by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Not all words are equal. Choose active over passive, specific over vague, showing over telling. (For Authors Newsletter - June 29, 2022)
"Don't Touch the Phlebotinum by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Sometimes hand-waving can explain the unexplainable. (For Authors Newsletter - June 1, 2022)
"Planning Scenes by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Some essential questions to consider before writing a scene. (For Authors Newsletter - May 4, 2022)
"Waiting for What? by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Character Arcs (For Authors Newsletter - April 6, 2022)
"What Was HeThinking? by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
How do you show the internal thoughts of your point-of-view character? Reports? Italics? There's another way. (For Authors Newsletter - March 9, 2022)
"What's in a Name? by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Dos and Donts for Names (For Authors Newsletter - February 9, 2022)
"One, er, Seven Plots to Rule Them All by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
How many different plots are there, really? (For Authors Newsletter - January 12, 2022)
"Describing Characters by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Describing Characters without interrupting the story (For Authors Newsletter - December 15, 2021)
"Writing What Readers Don't Skip by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Info-dumps kill stories. Setting is important, but how do you describe the setting without an info-dump? (For Authors Newsletter - November 17, 2021)
"Meanings In Fiction by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Different levels of meaning in fiction (For Authors Newsletter - October 20, 2021)
"Patterns by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Patterns, even when subliminal, enhance reader experience. (For Authors Newsletter - September 22, 2021)
"Writers' Writing Rules by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Famous authors give advice on writing. (For Authors Newsletter - August 25, 2021)
"Easter Eggs by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Some fun Easter Eggs in popular media (For Authors Newsletter - July 28, 2021)
"Aha, She Thought... by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Direct Discourse, Indirect Discourse, and Free Indirect Discourse (For Authors Newsletter - June 30, 2021)
"Making Scents by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Adding scents adds intimacy (For Authors Newsletter - June 2, 2021)
"Craft or Art? by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Writing effective fiction involves both artistic creativity and mastery of craft. (For Authors Newsletter - May 5, 2021)
"Annoying Writing Tasks by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Writing the Synopsis, teaser, and blurb (For Authors Newsletter - April 7, 2021)
"Brush Up Your Tense by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
When does the action in your story happen? (For Authors Newsletter - March 10, 2021)
"Sense or Nonsense by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
How can a sentence be both true and literal nonsense? (For Authors Newsletter - February 10, 2021)
"The Phatic Maxim by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Some conversations convey information; phatic conversation is information-free and serves to lubricate social exchange. (For Authors Newsletter - January 13, 2021)
"The Units of Fiction by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Understanding Scenes, Chapters, and Scene/Sequel Pairs. (For Authors Newsletter - December 16, 2020)
"Writing Groups by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
What I've learned about Writing Groups (For Authors Newsletter - November 18, 2020)
"Anticipation by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The role of anticipation, suspense, and conflict in creating tension in fiction. (For Authors Newsletter - October 21, 2020)
"Movies and Fiction Writing by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
What Can We Learn from Watching Movies? (For Authors Newsletter - September 23, 2020)
"First Words by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Three simple rules for more effective opening paragraphs. (For Authors Newsletter - August 26, 2020)
"Folklore by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Folktales can inspire stories of all types. Using elements of folktales can help stories resonate with readers. (For Authors Newsletter - July 29, 2020)
"One Plot to Rule Them All by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The three-act structure is powerful, pervasive, and easy to apply once you understand it. (For Authors Newsletter - July 1, 2020)
"How To Write A Novel by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
You don't write your novel, you discover it. (For Authors Newsletter - June 3, 2020)
"Characters by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
Some techniques to make your characters more compelling (For Authors Newsletter - May 6, 2020)
"First Sentences and Author Voice by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The author's voice is the most important feature of an effective opening. (For Authors Newsletter - April 8, 2020)
"His, Hers, and Theirs by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The Singular They (For Authors Newsletter - March 11, 2020)
"Mystery or Suspense by Max Griffin πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
The difference between mystery and suspense. (Mystery Newsletter - January 2, 2019)
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