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Quick Link: How to Keep Readers Happy When Your Character’s Unlikeable

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Have you read or seen Gone Girl? That is the kind of character you kind of like to hate. It is a different type of character but one that can be really interesting if done well. Holly Brown shares her thoughts on […]

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Quick Link – The Aspiring Writer: Impostor Syndrome

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What makes someone a “writer”? Do you sometimes feel like a fake and are just waiting for people to notice? J.F. Gibson has a great piece about dealing with imposter syndrome as a writer. Check it out! You will feel better! ~ […]

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Quick Link: Ten Crazy Realities About Writing a Sequel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Do you write with the knowledge of a possible sequel in your head or are you one of those authors that waits to see if there is some success with your story and then worry about a sequel? I believe that you […]

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Quick Links: Are You Characters Contradicting Themselves?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Don’t you hate it when you are totally into a character and fully invested in their story and then they do something so different from who they are that it jars you right back to reality? Janice Hardy has great advice on […]

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Quick Links: How to Write 10,000 Words in a Day, and Why You Should Give It a Shot (at least once)

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. What is the most words you have written in day? Have you ever done 10K? I have a couple of times during NaNoWriMo, when life almost got in the way of completing my 50K words. It is not something I think I […]

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Quick Links: 7 Serious Tips for Writing a Humor-Filled Novel

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. As a big fan quirky funny books such as The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Universe or any of the late great Sir Terry Pratchett novels, I would love to be able to write humorous fiction. But writing funny stories is a lot […]

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Quick Links: Pros & Cons: Referencing the Real World in Our Story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. The wonderful Jamie Gold goes over the potential and pitfalls of using real world references in your story. A must read if you have ever considered doing this! ~ * ~ Pros & Cons: Referencing the Real World in Our Story by […]

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Quick Link: 12 Questions To Help You Create Memorable Characters

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. We all want to make our characters compelling and having depth. I don’t know about you, but I have read some very good serials that have kind of lost me at the end because the hero/heroine was too perfect and always good.  […]

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Quick Links: Passing Time Is The Secret To Improving Your Story

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. When we write, we get so deep into the story that sometimes it is hard to see any problems, especially ones that deal with the timeline of the story. But if you have been to any fan sites on the internet, you […]

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Quick Link: Critique Groups: 6 Ways they May Hurt Your Writing…and 6 Ways they Can Help

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Are you a member of a critique group? Anne R. Allen thinks they are a great resource for all writers. She also has a few cautions as well so whether you are in a group or not, go check out her article.  […]

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Quick Link: How to Describe a Character

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. A good story character is one that readers connect with them, envision them in their mind. James Scott Bell has some great advice on character descriptions over at Kill Zone. ~ * ~ How to Describe a Character by James Scott Bell […]

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Quick Link: Using Internal Conflict to Create Plot

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Janice Hardy does it again with another great post! Are you struggling with adding depth to your story or just want to take it to another level? Head over to Writer’s In The Storm to learn how to use your protagonist’s inner […]

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Quick Link: Creating a Satisfying Character Arc

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. At Pub Crawl, author Julie Eshbaugh shares the importance of writing a great character arc. The point that I enjoyed most was how well she knows her characters to the point of being able to tell if an action was something they […]

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Quick Links: What Is Your Character’s Cornerstone?

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. First, I totally love Westworld, so I am biased about this post from Rachel Scheller.  However, she has a great point about dealing with backstory issues. We are often told to watch out for too much backstory, but as Rachel points out, […]

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Quick Link: Cause and Effect: Telling Your Story in the Right Order

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. So we have all heard the writing tip “show don’t tell” but there is another really good one from Karen Krumpak at Writer’s Digest. Write the cause then the effect. It makes for much tighter writing. Check it out and see for […]

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