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New! Change your protagonist

My mind wanders into unexpected places sometimes and makes the oddest connections. Yesterday as I walked in the wood, I found myself observing the first changing leaves of autumn. 282 more words

Write Away!

First Draft...Now What?

First Draft…Now What?

Over on Scribophile, a writer finished his first draft and asked for help.  He worried that his story read more like a screen play than a novel because it had so much dialog.  324 more words


Hero Analysis: Flaws

Mariah Avix again posed a great question. What hero flaws are generally “okay” and don’t turn me off as a reader.

Thinking through this made me realize that in many, many novels I’ve read, the heroes don’t have too many flaws.  495 more words

How to Use Metaphor to Support Your Character's Arc

From the stories we tell to the way we grasp abstract concepts, figurative language is an integral part of the human experience. We equate objects to one another, changing an emotional struggle to an injured bird. 830 more words


There's a great new editor in Cybertown, and you found her!

How many times in the past hours days weeks months have you wondered why your favorite dizzy blonde wonkerific blogger hasn’t been posting as frequently as she used to? 633 more words


Fan Tribute to Harry Potter

I came across this compilation this evening when I was supposed to be working on my thesis and outline for my final paper but was instead scrolling through Facebook. 171 more words


16th July, 2016

So the long haul of editing begins in earnest.  After a rather hilarious reading at my writer’s group of the development of my protagonist and her relationship with Mike, I realised how clichéd it was. 321 more words