Plan your Character’s Funeral

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Never doubt that real life can inspire you in your writing. I love teaching my character creation workshops. I love creating characters. Even though I have the 25 questions available I also am adding to that list all the time … Read More

Appearances!

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  This past week I moved our oldest to NY. It was a huge new world moving in that city and included a 5th floor walk up and 20 flights up on my tracker for the first day. Phew! In … Read More

When Are Your Protagonist and Antagonist Both Heroes?

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Always. The answer to when are your protagonist and antagonist both heroes is: always. As an author you get to choose who’s story to tell. In developing your characters  you need to develop each of them as fully as necessary. … Read More

Summer!

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Summer! I have always welcomed summer with enthusiasm. Who hasn’t? Each season is special to me but summer with its months of anticipation as a kid, the hint of endless sun and no school, enticing me away from the last … Read More

5 Tips: How to Survive Writing a Memoir

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                I have been working on finishing a draft of my memoir. It is a labor of love. And hate. And depression. And joy. And sorrow. Dredging up the past demands much self … Read More

It’s NaNoWriMo: Are you at 25,000 words?

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I am not at 25,000 words. I am at 16,195 but not all of those have been written during NaNoWriMo.  This month I am working  a major rewrite, by which I mean, it is 70% new content and 30% old. … Read More

The Promise of a New Character

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A few months ago I created a new character out of nothing.   I was gearing up to teach my facebook live during my character challenge. When I was teaching full time I always did the exercises I assigned along … Read More

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