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For crying out loud, DO SOMETHING!

While the November writing project moves forward at a pleasant pace (but now appears to be more of a November-December thing), part of my time has also been spent giving notes on some friends’ scripts. 362 more words


Shrii: Old Character, New Vision

Shrii isn’t a new character, but this visualization of her is new as far as the character’s history. She’s lives in the pages of one of my unfinished fantasy stories, in which she is a supporting character with her own interesting character arc. 135 more words


The Character Arc: Leading Your Protagonist from Denial to Action

Our characters have a problem, a problem that will spark our plot and drive their arc. As a reader, it’s the transformation from refusal and denial to acceptance then action that I love experiencing, and judging by the popularity of the book industry (an estimated 113 billion dollars globally!), I’m going to predict so do a few other people. 957 more words

Character Development

Trending Tuesday Book Review - Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development

I’ve read Maas, Engber, Sobieck, Donovan, Bell, Card, and countless other writing gurus. But, after I read Structure Your Novel by K.M. Weiland, I snatched up every instructional writing book this author has published.

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Book review: K.M. Weiland’s Creating Character Arcs

What Amazon says:

Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters—but it just isn’t grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It’s time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. 550 more words

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Character Arc Development & The Spanish Coin

I’ve been reading about character arc and how to develop it. This has made me reflect on my 95,000-word historical fiction manuscript.

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The Spanish Coin By Janet Morrison

CRAFT: The Power(ful) Wheels of Desire

Tell Me Your Desire So That I May Crush It: Desire as Character

-M.G. Knight

Let’s face it. As writers, one of the hardest things to do is hurt our precious characters. 2,080 more words