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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

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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

More than Just a Flashback---Introducing the Easter Egg

So we have spent a couple posts talking about “flashbacks” and I need to take a moment to expound on something. I was a naturally good editor. 2,328 more words

Kristen Lamb

Understanding the Flashback---Bending Time as a Literary Device

Last time we talked about flashbacks and why they ruin fiction. But, because this is a blog and I don’t want it to be 20,000 words long, I can’t address everything in one post. 2,505 more words

Kristen Lamb

Strategy

It’s a well known fact about me that I’m useless at Scrabble. This is despite being quite good, all told, in the word department and having a vocabulary which is bigger than the GDP of most countries (or, these days, their national debt). 1,078 more words

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Is Your Idea Strong Enough? Story Structure Part 4

Whether we are traditionally published, indie published or self-published, we must connect with readers and tell a great story. Structure is the “delivery system” for our story, so it’s wise to make it as solid as possible. 2,065 more words

Kristen Lamb

Tuesday Two-Minute Writing Tip - Cliché Phrases to Avoid

Got two minutes? Then check out this week’s quick tip:

Clichés: I’m not referring to plot cliches or tropes. That’s another topic for another day, although I’m not sure I really have a problem with those. 640 more words

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