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The Sequel Dilemma

The Sequel Dilemma

When it comes time to sit down and write the sequel, you’re left with a number of questions on how to proceed. Here’s how I approached them.

The Burning Ash: Hit The Climax

The Burning Ash: Hit The Climax

I’m finally back on track to finish this thing once and for all. Funnily enough, I’m coming right back into it all at the climax.

The Burning Ash: To Swear or Not To Swear

The Burning Ash: To Swear or Not To Swear

I recently finished reading Stardust and it got me to thinking about one little part of my novel that I’ve struggled to decide what to do with: Swearing.

The Burning Ash and Narrative Structure

The Burning Ash and Narrative Structure

One of the most important aspects of a novel is its narrative structure. Do you present your story as linear or non-linear? How does it fit into the typical three-acts?

The Burning Ash: Utopia vs Dystopia

The Burning Ash: Utopia vs Dystopia

The other day I was re-watching the severely under-rated Tomorrowland (in my opinion, anyway) and I was reminded of just how much I love the optimism the film has.