Top 10 Strongest Human Fears

We all fear many things. So should our characters. This article – Top 10 Strong Human Fears – on Listverse made me think about character fears. Listverse names the Top Ten fears as follows: Failure Death Rejection Ridicule Loneliness Misery Disappointment Pain The Unknown Losing Your Freedom Fear can drive a character toward their goal, and we […]

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Cutting Unnecessary Characters

So…apparently I’m not only best friends with Was, Had, Could and There Are, and practically dating Passive Voice, but I’m also quite friendly with Unnecessary Characters. They visit me often. I tried to do a little research on the subject of UC’s but Google failed me this morning. Hey…it’s really a first so I’m not […]

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Moving Forward

How I see my heroine, Katherine Shaw. PHOTO CREDIT I decided that since my children are back in school now and my routine is back to normal, I need to focus more on blogging about my writing journey since, well….that is what this blog is all about 🙂 The only problem is that I don’t […]

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Favorite Post Friday: How To Write A Better Villain

I came across this article on the GalleyCat this morning. Yes…I am up and writing at 5 am.I wanted to share it with you guys because as I trudge through rewrites one of the things that has come into focus is the importance of  Writing A Better Villain. The article, written by Maryann Yin, touches on […]

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Raising The Stakes In Fiction

My brain is in OVERDRIVE again. Last night, as my husband and I sat watching the first fireworks of the night, I found myself in that familiar far-off stare that means this novel has taken yet another turn. If you’ve read my blog, you know that this novel was originally intended to be in the […]

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Favorite Post Friday

Favorite Post Friday is an original weekly meme hosted at A Day In The Life Of An Aspiring Author. This meme was created in hopes of increasing readership for deserving blogs and to become a resource for helpful and inspirational information for writers.Each Friday, a Favorite Post Of The Week will be shared here. EVERYONE […]

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The Truth About Passive Protagonists

“Put yourself in the hero’s shoes and you can see that it’s a difficult passage. You’re being asked to say yes to a great unknown, to an adventure that will be exciting but also dangerous and even life threatening. It wouldn’t be a real adventure otherwise. You stand at a threshold of fear, and an […]

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Favorite Post Friday

Favorite Post Friday is an original weekly meme hosted at A Day In The Life Of An Aspiring Author. This meme was created in hopes of increasing readership for deserving blogs and to become a resource for helpful and inspirational information for writers.Each Friday, a Favorite Post Of The Week will be shared here. EVERYONE […]

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