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New MB Weston’s Corner Video: Show, Don’t Tell Using Action!

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on Show, Don’t Tell. Today, we discuss using action to help turn scenes that only “tell” into scenes that show. Some concepts are repeated a bit from last time because I’m … Continue reading

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#Writing: Adding Action vs. Raising the Stakes

It’s easy to add in a few action sequences to get your story moving, but without raising the stakes for your protagonist, the story might still fall flat. I’m working on the second draft of my urban-fantasy, pulp novella, and … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/14/15

Ah the joys of the second draft. During yesterday’s writing sessions, I discovered that Chapter 4 was 20 pages long and 5,000 words. A lot of it was dialogue. Yeah, that’s not going to work in a pulp novel… The … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: on Muses, Weapons & Continuity – 02/23/15

Amazing things have happened in last night’s writing session. First, the muse has finally decided to actually feed me ideas while I’m seated at my computer instead of throwing me random bits here in there when I can’t jot any … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Dual Duty Scenes = Action + Character Development 02/17/15

As I work through the first draft of this urban fantasy pulp novella, I keep trying to remind myself of three things: –The scene in Sweet Home Alabama where the heroine tells her dad she is getting married. —Indiana Jones … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/01/15

Sometimes if you want to get any writing done, you just have to take a power nap. I spent 3 days at ChattaCon, and it was awesome! I sold out of my first book, and I’m starting to see a … Continue reading

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