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Sometimes, You Have to Give Your Characters the Axe

By: Ebonye Gussine Wilkins

When you take ten years to produce a novel, it’s unlikely that the end result looks anything like the first draft. I remember when I was nearly done writing the first draft of… 201 more words


The Real People Behind The Character - Jessica Backman Revealed

With only 5 days until the release of my next book, ISLAND OF THE FORBIDDEN, I thought it was time to talk a little about my brave ghost warrior, Jessica Backman. 708 more words

Hunter Shea

8 Ways to Make Your Characters More Relatable :: LitReactor

I hate math; therefore, I hate formulas.  Formulaic songs, formulaic stories, formulaic characters:  hate, hate, hate.

But I love this article from LitReactor on creating realistic characters.   300 more words

Things To Know

The strong female character

In the chapter I’m banging through right now, I’m just past the part where I’ve introduced a female character, the first of any consequence for the story. 415 more words

Novel Writing

How to Screw Up Your Novel: The Drop-In Character

How to Screw Up Your Novel: The Drop-In Character

By Larry Kahaner

I just finished a terrific book that had one major flaw. It’s a shame, too, because the book’s author is up there with Baldacci, Child and Crais. 453 more words

Writing Tips

On Writing: What do you want?

I was so taken with a recent piece by Selena Anderson on the Glimmer Train site that I wanted to share it. I won’t reproduce the entire piece, but I recommend reading it. 213 more words

On Writing

Where's Waldo?

How many characters should I have?

This question borders on stupid, really, the answer is obvious: As many as it takes to tell the story. 557 more words

Writing Process