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Generate Nerve-Shredding Story Tension---Power of the Secret-Keeper

It’s tempting for us to create “perfect” protagonists and “pure evil” antagonists, but that’s the stuff of cartoons, not great fiction. Every strength has an array of corresponding weaknesses, and when we understand these soft spots, generating conflict becomes easier. 1,364 more words

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Meet the Characters of The Stone of Kings - Ardan

What He Looks Like

Ardan has attributes that I wish I had. Curly, red hair. Blue eyes. Wide mouth. Probably freckled. Since I’m writing the screenplay, I tried to find an actor who I would cast in this role, but I’m a busy mom and just not in the know. 407 more words

Writing

Want to Reach New Heights as a Writer? Learn to QUIT

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month—November) is just around the corner. Many new writers take this as an opportunity to test if they can do this professional writing thing “fer realz.” Some of us dust off an old story and see if we can toss it in the crucible of peer pressure and FINALLY finish. 1,525 more words

Kristen Lamb

Young Entrepreneurs, School Fundraising Fiascos, & Parental PTSD

I was a BORN entrepreneur, and blessedly was a child of the 70s and 80s. I always had a business from the time I was four. 2,093 more words

Kristen Lamb

First Amazon Review of The Stone of Kings!

I’ve got a post started to introduce the character Ardan from The Stone of Kings. However, the zombie porcupine has been pitiless. It kept me from finishing it today. 116 more words

Writers

5 Tips For Long-Term Writing Success

The Internet is overflowing with all kinds of “guidance.” Often, we have to learn by trial and error. What’s sound and what’s a shill? Being a Fort Worthian, I’ve learned that comedian Will Rogers nailed it when he said,¬† 1,288 more words

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10 Ways for ADD Authors to Be OOH! SQUIRREL!!!! …Productive

Right now I’m teaching a new series about going pro (check it out below this post—recordings and notes included with purchase). One key difference between the amateur and the professional is the professional shows up no matter what. 1,390 more words

Kristen Lamb