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Life doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and neither should your character’s life. Novels should be populated with realistic people who have backgrounds, hidden baggage, skeletons in the closet–all the cliches that make “life” life and dictate personality development. 534 more words


Michille: Plotting Continued

My blog post of February 27 was about an idea I had to start plotting my next book before I finish my WIP so that the voices from the next stop drowning out the voices in the current. 631 more words


Adding Without Padding

I tend to focus on cutting manuscripts because I can spew out words and words and words and words. I always have more manuscript than editorial permission. 737 more words

Inserting subplots

Creating subplots in R

Let's discuss how to insert a subplot in an existing plot. Most of the following is actually taken from Hadley Wickam… 112 more words


What Do You Think of Returning to the Past

A big part of Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune deals with handling past mistakes.  One of the main characters made a big mistake in a previous book and now they’re about to face the consequences.  237 more words


How Do You Keep Your Readers Enthralled?

As I write this, I’ve just finished “Words of Radiance” by Brandon Sanderson. I read the first of this series not long after its release and absolutely loved it, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the second installation. 906 more words

Nancy: Narrative Thread

As I continue my quest to seek out stories and whatever lessons I can take from them, this time I turn my attention to opera. You read that correctly: opera. 980 more words