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Develop Fictional Characters: A Worksheet

Develop Fictional Characters: A Worksheet

So you’ve tried to develop fictional characters when you write. If they still seem like characters rather than people, you probably haven’t really figured out who they really are. Writers who know their characters inside and out often say that those characters not only spring to life, they dictate what happens to them. Continue Reading

ISBN Warning

ISBN Warning

Book designer Jennifer Omner of ALL Publications wrote about ISBNs—unique numerical book identifiers that are assigned to each edition and variation (hard cover, soft cover, ebook, audio) of a book—in a recent newsletter. The information is so important and so on target that I asked her if I could run it. Her ISBN Warning: Continue Reading

Break Time

Break Time

Even a writing coach / blog coach needs break from blogging every now and then. Right now I have three priorities: finishing the book proposal I’m working on, helping my clients make progress with their writing, and being there for my pup whose life will probably wind down in the next few days (or weeks with the incentive… Continue Reading

Writing character detail

Writing character detail

If you’re a writer, it sure helps to be a people watcher. And New Orleans just may provide some of the best people watching around. Take the shot below of the group of residents on Frenchmen’s Street. You just know they sit out like this every clear day. Contrast that with the dancing shots from The… Continue Reading

Pay Attention to the Signs

Pay Attention to the Signs

I realized during  my trip to Denver last year how telling signs could be when getting a sense of an area. But that’s something I rarely see writers incorporate into books when they’re describing a setting. Hopefully these photos from my recent New Orleans trip, the second batch in my series about using photographs to… Continue Reading

Writing Details Starts with Noticing Them

Writing Details Starts with Noticing Them

As I wrote in  “Lessons from my Dogs: Writing Detail“, incorporating detail into your writing will bring your book and/or story to life, enabling readers to vicariously experience what you’re writing about. Unfortunately, most of us chase through our days, causing the few details we do notice to blur into an abstract collage. But as… Continue Reading

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