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Story Genius Book Review #ThrowbackThursday

For this month’s contribution to #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop, I’m reviewing Story Genius by Lisa Cron. A member of one of my Facebook groups recommended it to me. Story Genius’ Core Message Story Genius’ core message is to know your character’s why. The author emphasizes the importance of you knowing the origin of your main character’s world viewpoint….

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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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The Five Whys #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Secret of the Five Whys The secret of the five whys is known to a few writers, but it’s such an awesome way to know your characters and thus make plotting easier, that we had to share. Feel free to pass it on. A long time ago, when I started writing, a friend (hey,…

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