The Silver Talon, an epic fantasy by A.J. Cunder

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Revising a Manuscript

Posted by AJ Cunder on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : The Sundries of Writing a Novel 
Every author out there will understand when I say that there is no such thing as a "Final Draft" of a book. I mean this in the sense that no matter how many times we go back to the manuscript, re-read, edit, or revise it, there will always be some small change that we decide needs to be made to make the story even better. This could range from changing around the order of sentences in a paragraph, adjusting punctuation, or adding a word here or there to enhance a description.

However, this cou...

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Character Biographies

Posted by AJ Cunder on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, In : The Sundries of Writing a Novel 
The other day, I was looking around the internet about different ways to advertise a novel. I came across a forum that suggested different avenues an author might take to be proactive in marketing a book, and found an interesting suggestion: making biographies for characters in a story. 

Thinking about this, I realized that as a reader myself, I would greatly enjoy being able to "research" a bio of some of my favorite characters. In my opinion, this gives a character a little more spice, eithe...
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Character Names

Posted by AJ Cunder on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : The Sundries of Writing a Novel 
As I continue writing the second book for the Chronicles of the Renasu Guild series, I came across something interesting: as I create random names for new characters in the story, I decided to Google the names to see if they showed up anywhere else on the web. Sure enough, almost every name I created for the characters in my story already exists somewhere in the world! These names, keep in mind, were often the creations of random letter groupings that were spawned from my pressing the keyboar...
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