5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Social Outcast

In biblical times, the social outcasts were the poor, the lepers, the blind, and pretty much anyone else with a chronic illness. Most of the time, they weren't even allowed to touch the 'regular people'. Of course, society isn't as openly severe today, but we do still have a certain set of standards: follow this

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Three Ways to Name Characters and Places

There comes a point in every work of fiction when we must sit down and name things. As writers, we are responsible for naming anywhere from six to two dozen characters, depending on how big our cast is. If you’re a fantasy writer—like me—then important places must be named, too.

3 Tips to Overcome Doubt

I know I'm not the only one who struggles with this. But what do we do about it? If everyone struggles with it, and no one's found an answer, then it must be a hopeless cause. Right?