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Character Development—Ask the What If? Questions

Character Development —Ask the What If? Questions I’m starting a new series, and part of what’s involved is defining the characters. I know something happened to my Main Character (MC) in his past that affects his actions now. But how? Is he arrogant? Deceitful? Ashamed? To find out, I took part in an exercise from…

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How to Write a Book in a Month

November is National Novel Writing Month As most writers know, November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo. An estimated 400,000 aspiring authors will attempt to write 50K words in 30 days, November 1st to 30th. It’s a daunting, challenging task to write a book in a month. I’ve officially participated in November, April (spring NaNoWriMo), July…

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How to Write a Short Story #ThrowbackThursday

For today’s #ThrowbackThursday, we’re in the wayback machine to January of this year, dissecting how to write a short story. How to write a short story What is a short story? Before you can begin writing, you should be aware of the parameters and purpose of a short story. Per Merriam-Webster, a short story is:…

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