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Characteristics That Make Your Character Memorable
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Characteristics That Make Your Character Memorable

When you’re building a character, you need to know the characteristics that make him the person your reader will get to know. It’s a lot more than physical–it’s what motivates his/her actions. What inspires him/her? What causes this character to be a good Samaritan or look the other way? That essence is what makes him/her … Continue reading

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10 Tips from Janet Burroway

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews >> Janet Burroway is quite an accomplished author. She wrote eight novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children’s books and recently received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing Her seminal book, Writing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words by Oxford University Press My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews This book is a wonder if your style of writing is a bit on the intellectual side or if you want an Anthony Hopkins type of character, ala Silence of the Lambs–educated, professorial, cerebral. … Continue reading

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13 Tips from Bob Mayer’s Novel Writer’s Toolkit

The Novel Writer’s Toolkit: A Guide to Writing Novels and Getting Published by Bob Mayer Bob Mayer is a pretty impressive guy. He’s a West Point grad, former Green Beret, NYT Best Selling author of umpteen books (fiction and non-fiction), owner of Cool Gus Publishing, author’s coach, blogger, speaker/consultant, and a lot more stuff there’s … Continue reading