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Fueling the Muse---How to Mentally Prepare for "The Novel"

NaNoWriMo is kind of like Christmas for writers—suffering, drama, no sleep, heavy drinking and really bad eating habits. Also, we start talking about NaNoWriMo months… 2,126 more words

Kristen Lamb

What Went Wrong with Season 2 of "True Detective"? Cautionary Lessons for Writers

Most of the time, I try to use great writing as examples of what TO DO. But, some writing fails so epically, the best use of it is as a cautionary tale for other writers. 2,619 more words

Kristen Lamb

How to Create Dimensional Characters---Beyond the Wound & Into the Blind Spot

Today, we’re going to explore an extension of the WOUND. The BLIND SPOT. There are no perfect personalities. All great character traits possess a blind spot. 1,104 more words

Kristen Lamb

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

Kristen Lamb, excellent writer and teacher has created a blog post which is not only entertaining, but teaching a very interesting and important lesson about the creation of characters.

How to Create Dimensional Characters---Beyond the Wound & Into the Blind Spot

Today, we’re going to explore an extension of the WOUND. The BLIND SPOT. There are no perfect personalities. All great character traits possess a blind spot. 1,104 more words

Kristen Lamb

Generating Page-Turning Momentum---Characters & The Wound

Can we answer the question, “What is your book about?” in one sentence. Is our answer clear and concise? Does it paint a vivid picture of something others would want to part with time and money to read? 1,776 more words

Kristen Lamb

No Success Without the GRIND

What do you want? How badly do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice? These are the questions we must ask not once, but daily. 1,699 more words

Kristen Lamb

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

Kristen Lamb published an amazing motivational post that it definitely is worth re-blogging. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do. She is a great person and an expert who know what she talks about. Thank you Kristen!

Is "Motivation" Useless? Are "Opportunities" Overrated?

I hear all the time that “motivational stuff” is crap, that cheerleading is useless, that all those books and speeches are there simply to take our money. 2,373 more words

Kristen Lamb