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Writer's Digest Conference 2016: How to Write Compelling Characters

A few more tips from the Writer’s Digest Conference, this event was a literal gold mine for myself and as I keep going through my notes and working on my stories I feel compelled to share what I’ve learned. 484 more words

Zoe: Five Blessings in My Life

It’s day one of blogging prompts, and I’ve not posted in quite some time, so it’s a tad strange to be back. But I recently received a text fervently and ardently begging me to start my blog again (Here’s looking at you, Natalie). 406 more words


Getting to Know Your Characters

There are seemingly countless ways to get to know your characters in anything ranging from short stories to novels. And there are almost as many blogs telling you how to get to know them and what way is the best way. 1,146 more words


What's In A Name?

This past April I wrote something a little different for Camp NaNoWriMo. Instead of my usual mystery novels or super-power fantasy novels, I decided to retell my favorite fairy tale. 824 more words


Top 9 Tuesday

My Favorite Mondegreens

Reading time – 2 minutes       

Everybody know what mondegreens are? Good, let’s proceed. Also, this would be a great character trait for one of the folks in your next story. 384 more words

John Davis Frain

Writing: Choosing the Right Project.

After completing the first draft of my novella, I suddenly found myself stuck. I had plenty of ideas going through my head on what to write – ideas for new short stories, ideas for new novels, new ideas for existing drafts (taking some time away from the keyboard to clear the head is always beneficial). 392 more words

Debbie Johansson

Character Development

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”

-Ernest Hemingway

Two of the most common questions people ask me is, how do you come up with the story and the people that are in the book. 899 more words

SXSW Books