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The "Everyman" Is Not Dead

It’s been awhile! I did manage to complete Draft 5, or as it is known now, Draft 5.5 :P Unfortunately, I have decided to rewrite the first 40 pages of my book before passing it on to Beta Round 2. 837 more words

Introducing Chase Stine from "Love As It Seems" (Available June 1st)

I promised I would leave you a trail of tempting treats until Love as It Seems is available June 1st and here is one tasty morsel. 245 more words

How a Character’s Point of View Can Become a Writing Barrier

No matter how experienced you think you are—at anything—there is always something new to learn. I consider myself an experienced writer, rather than an accomplished one; I write a lot, but my readership tends to struggle. 1,096 more words

Novel Writing

3 Ways to Get a Varied Cast of Characters

Forget your character fact sheets! Nothing is wrong with them — especially if you’ve tailored them to fit your particular needs — but some writers find themselves looking around for more engaging methods of character development. 936 more words

Writer Block

Little boys boxing? The Way We Were

Life magazine cover, May 16, 1949

As part of my birthday tradition, each March I leaf through a bound library volume of April to June 1949  343 more words

Autobiographical Memory

Creating a Protagonist with Depth:Part 2

If you haven’t read Part One of this series, you can find it HERE.

Now…on with the show!

In PART TWO of this series, we’ll be talking about  536 more words


Want to develop your character? Write a Dating Profile

Run a Google search for “character profiles” and you’ll pull-up lot’s of character worksheets and questionnaires. Some of them are really basic, asking your character’s favorite color or if he ever had a pet. 296 more words

Mystery Writing 101