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Writing: What You Like vs. What Readers Like

Should we write what we would like to read? Should we write what we like to write? Should we write what other readers like? To this I answer yes and no. When writing any story you need to keep all three of these concerns in mind. First thing you need is an idea and story… Continue reading Writing: What You Like vs. What Readers Like

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Creating Character Profiles: Simple, Complex, Visual, and Intense

When creating characters it's important to understand them, and as you know, character profiles are useful tools that help bring them to life. I mentioned this in my post about How to Create Believable Characters for Your Book. I will be going over four intensities of character profiles and their uses. I will also link my example… Continue reading Creating Character Profiles: Simple, Complex, Visual, and Intense

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Showing vs. Telling: The Epic Battle of Writing

As writers we've all heard the golden rule: Show, don't tell. Everywhere you look for writing advice you see it again and again. Show, don't tell! I get nauseous every time I read those words. SHOW, don't tell! I'm not going to lie. It's a good piece of advice for beginners who aren't sure how to write a… Continue reading Showing vs. Telling: The Epic Battle of Writing

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Outlining 101: Planners, Pantsers and the Plan

When you start writing your book you will need to have an idea of how to start. I know that there are Pantsers and Planners when it comes to writing novels. Planners are the type of people who make detailed outlines before they even start writing. Pantsers are the writers who just write the book… Continue reading Outlining 101: Planners, Pantsers and the Plan

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My NaNoWriMo Goal This Year (2016)

I have never participated in NaNoWriMo before and technically I won't be participating this year either. However, I will be setting myself a goal that I can only accomplish if I write a significant amount daily. That goal is to finish my WIP The Last Queen of Terrivea. Yesterday I finally broke the 50,000 word… Continue reading My NaNoWriMo Goal This Year (2016)