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Character and Location Driven Stories

I recently played The Witcher 3 and Elder Scrolls Online. I discovered in my playing two very different and awesome ways to tell a story. 833 more words


Writing for Characters: The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

While I was doing research on romance novels, I came across an interesting idea on the Writers’ Workshop’s page on Character and Characterization. It’s got some good suggestions about making characters that readers are able to empathize with (in fact, the Writers’ Workshop has quite a few good… 368 more words


Making Readers Feel Something Deeply

Stories are supposed to make us feel. They are meant to communicate deep and important human emotions, morals, and points of view in as entertaining and impactful a way as possible. 360 more words

Bird By Bird

I recently decided to re-read an old classic that inspired me to write many many years ago. It’s called Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. If you’ve somehow been living under a rock for the last 20 or 30 years or so and have never read Anne Lamott I suggest you make up for lost time. 123 more words


Writing Stories Crocodile Hunter Style (and Other Ways)

I’ve been meaning to talk about planning a novel vs pantsing, but then Delphina2k on Tumblr summed it up so incredibly well in her comic: 1,187 more words

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