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The Writer’s Bag of Tricks

Character Arc

Typically, when writers think Character Arc they think of the main character’s inner transformation. In other words, the lead character starts with a specific point of view, but because of the need to change their beliefs in order to address the conflicts that arise, the main character is a different person by the end of the story. 563 more words

Fiction Writing

Character Action = Character Depth with Les Edgerton #writingtips #writersinthestorm

Found this article in June 2015 from Les Edgerton at Writers In The Storm. He discusses how a character’s physical actions adds depth to the character’s arc. 72 more words

Writing Tips

Mythbusting--Cozies Are Not The Shallow End Of The Fiction Pool

Susannah here, enjoying a cup of joe … and avoiding housework...

So, my Wicked people, today I thought we’d have a Mythbusting session. No, I’m not going to use a magnifying glass and the sun to start a campfire, or investigate the potentially uncomfortable results of combining Pop Rocks and soda. 1,040 more words

Seven rules for writing fiction:

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. 107 more words

Man Against Self or Some Version of Self

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Rising Action

In section two of the tale, the reader/viewer moves into the Rising Action of the story. Usually, there is no clear boundary between exposition and rising action; rather, there is a gradual merging of the two — like crossing the divide between the coast and the mountains with a gradual indication that you are leaving one realm behind and entering another. 259 more words

Character Arc

Lies, Denial & Buried Secrets---How to Create Dimensional Characters

As mentioned in a previous post, one of my all-time favorite series is True Detective. There is a line that’s repeated in the series and it is SO perfect for our purposes today. 1,545 more words

Kristen Lamb

aurorajeanalexander reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:

Kristen Lamb, owner of the Reader's Digest 101 best Websites for Writers 2015 and author of the #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer, has published another excellent blog post, this time about how to create dimensional characters. An excellent guidance. Thank you, Kristen.

Lies, Denial & Buried Secrets---How to Create Dimensional Characters

As mentioned in a previous post, one of my all-time favorite series is True Detective. There is a line that’s repeated in the series and it is SO perfect for our purposes today. 1,545 more words

Kristen Lamb