Category Archives: Writing

Questions 454: Confusing Character Tags

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Robert asks: Can it be confusing to have multiple characters referred to differently, depending on character POV? (i.e. parents being “Mom” “So-and-so’s Mom” and their first name) How can I reduce confusion?

Question 445: Small Concept

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Grace asks: I’ve had works rejected by publishers for being “small.” Do you have any thoughts on “small concept” stories and what works, or doesn’t work about them?

Resources Mentioned

Independence Day
Down From Ten
Smoke Rings
A Ghostly Christmas Present
Bodies in the Basement
Pulp Fiction
James Clavell
Robert Ludlum
Lee Childs
Nora Roberts
Stephen King