Category Archives: novel

  1. That Elusive Stack of Dimes

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    April 21, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    As research for a character I was developing a few years ago, I tried my hand at blacksmithing.   It …
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  2. Fear and Trembling and the Writing Process

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    April 7, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    We’re reading the Romantics now in Brit Lit. One of the drums they beat (and they beat a lot of …
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  3. 10 Tools for Writer’s Block

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    March 27, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    A car not starting is a car problem requiring a car solution. I understand that that’s stupidly obvious, but still, …
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  4. Epistolaries at Dawn

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    March 20, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Imitating another writer’s voice (as I wrote about here) requires time spent in the work of that writer, but picking …
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  5. Two (more) Uses for the Indirect Quote

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    March 13, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    To speak or not to speak — that is the question.  Last week I looked at the indirect quote as …
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  6. Fiction and Random Things

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    March 6, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    verisimilitude: n; the appearance or semblance of truth.   From our puny perspectives, the world around us is everyday filled with the …
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  7. Voice and Imitation

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    February 28, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    The athlete doesn’t train to get good at training. He doesn’t ride a stationary bike or spend time in the …
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