Behind the Books

The Bones of a Story

Have you ever heard people talk about the “bones of a story?” Maybe as in, “The story had great bones, but I didn’t like…” (Why does discussion always focus on critique? Let’s save that for a later post.) Maybe you can tell what that means from the context. The bones are essentially the frame of …

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Fictional Homes: Amanda Jones’ Apartment

When you read a book, do you picture the locations? Not just the imagery but the actual layout of the rooms? When I’m writing my novels, I often like to sketch the layout of a setting so I can picture it more clearly… and describe it without contradictions (though I probably still make mistakes). For …

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