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Part-Time Writer: Real Life Characters

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. “The story has to be about the characters.” If you’re a writer, you’ve heard some version of that statement, or said it yourself. Writers these days encounter it so much that it’s become something of a cliché. In certain contexts, it can even be followed […]

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Part-Time Writer: Leverage Your Skills

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. “We see that you’re a fiction writer,” they say in the job interview. “That’s a lot of work, probably a lot of great experience. We have big challenges ahead of us, and we want that sort of experience on our team.” Exactly the moment every […]

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Part-Time Writer: Bridge Between Worlds

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. I’d pay almost anything to transport some of the fictional characters I’ve written about into the real world. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out with Ciaran, the sarcastic five-year-old dragon who pretends not to be smarter than everyone else and knows his Fred […]

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Part-Time Writer: The Luxury of Patience

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. Let’s talk about money. To some extent we all want it, and writers generally enjoy receiving it in exchange for our books. I don’t think this is just because we want to buy things, or pay rent, or eat; we’ve all been trained to associate […]

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Perspectives of the Part-Time Writer

For more posts in the ‘Part-Time Writer’ series, click here. Well, it’s 2019. I’ve been thoroughly negligent when it comes to author notes (spending too much time pretending I know how to use a camera), but the nearest thing to a new year’s resolution I have is to start posting once again. And at least […]

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