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The Consortium is a supposed “utopia” where thousands of planets benefit from financial and cultural unity. Where neurological experiences and emotions are converted to energy via mysterious orbs. Where travel from one end of the galaxy to the other in mere hours is possible thanks to the dimension called The WhereHow. Where a mysterious being named The Siron, a god to some, an alien tyrant to others, makes all the diplomatic decisions for planetary relationships. Find out more.

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Avoid Infodumps: Dole Out Information

As I write my current draft for my WIP called Traption, I am trying to avoid infodumps. One way to avoid heaping a mound of story-stopping background details is to weave the information throughout the story. Use dialogue. Use a short flashback. Use inner monologue. Doling out the information a little here, a little there,

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Friday’s Findings: Character Goals

I’ve been going over my manuscript for my novella and I am making sure all my major characters have goals: goals for the whole story and goals for each scene they are in. A character’s goals can be internal (find self-worth) or external (make a million dollars). Their goals can change throughout the story. Even

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Do I Really Need to “Practice” Writing?

If I could talk with my younger self – my younger self who wanted to be a writer – I would tell him to practice writing. My younger self would not have known what that would entail. So, I would tell him the following… But first, let’s talk about why writing practice is important.What does

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