Category Archives: Dwight V. Swain


Oft times, we writers have to leave a book in progress and turn to promoting one that has recently been published. If we put a lot of time into that promotion, and we should, it means the work in progress … Continue reading

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Writers use a lot of terms that might need to be explained to those new to the craft. Here’s an explanation of some of them: Author Intrusion: When the author steps into the story to make comments or tell things … Continue reading

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A Good Storyteller Shows The Way

When we speak of story telling, most of us think of sitting around a campfire listening to someone relate a tale so rich in detail that we shiver with fear, cry out with delight, laugh and cry. In this instance, … Continue reading

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