#marywrites: Foreshadowing

I am never, ever going to get over Noah Czerny introducing himself by way of I’ve been dead for seven years AND NO ONE BELIEVING HIM. Maggie Stiefvater often has some of my favorite foreshadowing because, much like Noah, she’ll be frank with us. I mean, the opening chapter of The Raven Boys literally shows…

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#marywrites: Being Inspired

This post is not meant to call me out about the book I haven’t written yet, but that’s probably going to happen along the way. Because we’re not chatting any of my normal haunts today, but something I’ve only mentioned here or there. Recently, in one of my writer’s group workshops, while discussing the introduction…

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#marywrites: Revision

Oh, revision. The thing we writers always dread, and the thing I look forward to the most. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I think revising is a boat load of fun, and I’m going to try to break that down in this post. We’re also going to talk about what revision actually is,…

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#marywrites: Finishing a Book

Today’s #marywrites post was supposed to be about revision, but since I’m currently working on finishing a book, I thought it made more sense to talk about the thing that’s making me avoiding finishing my book! Look, I’ll be honest with you, no one actually ever wants to finish a book. Whether you’re a writer…

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#marywrites: Using Other Characters

The entire point of this post is this: everything is fanfiction of something else. Don’t think Eragon is original, but instead an attempt to copycat some of the elements from LOTR? That’s fine, Tolkien readily admitted that he pulled from Norse & Celtic mythology to write LOTR. And, realistically, all mythology stems from ancient Pagan…

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