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The Way We Never Were

The Way We Never Were by Stephanie Coontz My rating: 5 of 5 stars View more of my reviews It’s a challenge as a writer to build believable characters. Your readers must relate to them, grow to understand them, maybe even empathize with. That requires a cautious mix of reality (unless you’re writing fantasy, readers … Continue reading

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Characterize Your International Novel

If you’re a writer, this blog is required reading. All over the world, children prove their adulthood in a variety of fascinating approaches. Don’t forget to add that plot detail to your novel where necessary 15 Rites of Passage From Around the World By Ned Hepburn on July 14, 2009 – 18,477 views (click ‘source’ … Continue reading