Author Archives: popchik

Making Characters Real

Everyone is always talking about making your characters feel real. One way to accomplish this is to make each character different. And although this is obvious to most of us writers, it’s always good to brush up on those skills. … Continue reading

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Close to November

November is three days away. And you know what November is, right? National Novel Writing Month or nanowrimo for short. I have participated in nano for almost six years now. And each year I love it more and more. It … Continue reading

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Writing Help

The Beginning For most beginning writers the biggest mistake they make is starting their story in the wrong place. This is after the manuscript is completely written. Finish it first than analyze the beginning. Write it, finish it, put is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Worst Hard Time

Every week I’ll review a different book or write an article on writing. Some of the books will be new books just released others will be classics and some will be those that are recommended by friends or those precious … Continue reading

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Introduction

This is my new blog, Papercuts ‘n’ Cracked Spines. I will be discussing books that I’ve read, both new releases and older published books that I run across or find in the library. I will also be doing some posts … Continue reading

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