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Over on Goodreads, someone asked me for advice for people who want to be authors. That's a pretty broad question, and comes up in one form or another pretty routinely. So I'm gonna break it down into bite-sized chunks and post stuff as I have time and inspiration. #WritingAdvice
1. Why are you asking me?

I'm not saying you shouldn't ask me for advice, but why are you? Do you know anything about my career or what I write, or are you taking a shotgun approach and asking anyone and everyone you can find? #WritingAdvice
My advice will be based on my experiences and my goals, which won't be the same as yours. Recognizing those differences can help you know when to follow -- or not follow -- my advice. #WritingAdvice
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I do guest creative writing workshops at universities. One thing that strikes me time and time again is that the students are bright, switched-on and creative. But often, their manuscripts are pretty much unsellable. THREAD>>
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Although well-written, they tend to lack the one thing readers need in order to connect: a reason to care.
Over and over, I've been presented with epics about wars between good and evil kingdoms, unlikeable anti-heroes, and exotic fantasy races. And while the worlds are meticulously built, there's just no reason for the audience to give a crap about any of it.
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Great tools on character relationships in this episode of @WritingExcuses.
From @howardtayler: 2 examples of power in character relationships are Personal Power and Position Power. Personal Pwr comes from charisma and social worth within the group. Position Power comes from the hierarchical structure of the organization. #writing #scifi
Inteteresting conflict arises when a character believes their Personal Pwr grants them Positional Pwr (the popular guy who acts like the boss). Or when a character believes their Positional Pwr grants them Personal Pwr (the boss that thinks she's everyone's friend) #writingadvice
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