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Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Action, Guest posts | 10 comments

4 Story Archetypes That Are Strangling the Action Genre–A Guest Post by Logan

4 Story Archetypes That Are Strangling the Action Genre–A Guest Post by Logan

 

I’m a huge fan of action. You might say I’m a junkie. I read it, I watch it, I talk about it, I write it, and sometimes, when I’m feeling especially delusional, I even fantasize that I live it (racing a four-cylinder counts, right?).

To me, action in a story is a lot more than just gunsmoke. Good action is a portal. It takes us into the soul of humanity and reveals the human struggle on a level that drama and conversation simply can’t.

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Editing, Guest posts | 14 comments

5 Shortcuts to Minimize Editing Stress – Guest Post by Emily Tjaden

5 Shortcuts to Minimize Editing Stress – Guest Post by Emily Tjaden

 

Hello, everyone! It’s great to be here on Braden’s blog. I’m so excited to have a chance to talk with you guys!

 

Today I’ve been asked to share some tips and advice on editing. (Yes, we’re talking about that nightmare second-draft. Hang in there.) If you’ve just finished the first draft of your novel, you’re probably feeling pretty awesome—and rightly so. You deserve to feel awesome. After all, you’ve accomplished something great. Congrats!

 

But then comes (dun-dun-dun)—the editing.

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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Guest posts, Theme | 4 comments

How To Send a Message In Your Story… Without Preaching

How To Send a Message In Your Story… Without Preaching

 

Today I’m privileged to be featured on Helping Writers Become Authors, the blog of author K.M. Weiland!

This is exciting for me–not only is K.M. one of my favorite writers, she is also a good friend and one of the most influential people in my writing journey. Her blog is a fantastic resource for writers of all stages of experience, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly recommend you do.

Here’s a short excerpt from my post: 

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