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Write the Novel: Character Introduction, Part 2 - The Wounded Hero

Last week I blogged about introducing the ordinary Joe or Jane who is about to begin an extraordinary adventure. What about the other end of the process, introducing a character who has already had the extraordinary adventure, and is the worse for it? 1,036 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Level Thinking: Remaining Human

Some years ago my husband and I went to Great Britain. Being museum buffs in a big way, we ended up in a lot of museums. 525 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Write the Novel: Character Introduction, Part 1 - The Ordinary Joe

She’s a ordinary Jane; he’s an everyday Joe, but they are just about to be forced to deal with extraordinary circumstances. The problem is how to introduce being ordinary. 697 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Write the Novel: The Inciting Incident

Why is today different?

A book starts on a particular day. Why? What changes about our characters’ lives on that day? Whatever it is, the story should start in the middle of what’s happening. 756 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Level Thinking: Odds and Evens

Three Rings for the Elven-kings . . .
Seven for the Dwarf-lords . . .
Nine for Mortal Men . . .
One Ring to rule them all . 838 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Write the Novel: Characters — Part 4, The Antagonist

Not all killers are villains. For that reason, I’m calling this kind of character antagonist, not villain. I’m not writing about psychotic serial killers or what I call accidental killers. 1,068 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Write a Novel: March Update

The second month of Novel Year 2014 and I feel good about my goals. Enough pressure to keep my mind and fingers buzzing but not too much to make my stomach ache. 298 more words

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