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7 Tips to Raising Supporting Characters to the Spotlight

When writing a long series with multiple characters, you’re bound to have a few that stay in the background.  They get to do some things and a few big scenes, but you forget to draw them out.  At least until … Continue reading

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Is There a Point in Character Bios?

I can already hear at least once pantser preparing to explain why they don’t do this.  If it helps, person with fingers at the ready, you’re right.  Character biographies don’t work for everyone.  They aren’t even universal because everyone has … Continue reading

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#1 Post of 2020: 7 Tips to Writing Characters with Depression

(Post originally published April 8, 2020.  Wow.  All 3 mental health posts that came out around my 40th birthday.  Kind of bittersweet here.) A few disclaimers here because we’re heading into delicate territory.  I am not an expert on mental … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Having a Reunion Plot in Your Story

This storyline might be fairly niche, but it’s caught my attention.  In fact, I think it’s turned up more often than I realize.  ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Red’ come to mind.  Both have a reunion plot where most of … Continue reading

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#2 Post of 2020: Do You Avoid or Tackle Mental Health Issues in Fiction?

(Post originally published on April 6, 2020) I bring up mental health a lot here.  Usually, it’s in regards to the topic itself and not connecting it to writing.  Well, I’m going to switch that up here.  Wednesday and Friday … Continue reading

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Who Do You Write For?

This is a question that I ask a lot and see many people answering without hesitation.  At least it appears that way.  It’s hard to figure out for myself.  There’s always multiple factors that I think about.  The list can … Continue reading

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Andy’s Action Armor Archives: Free Polish with Every Suit

Coming right over!  Wow . . . You definitely came to the right place. No adventure would survive wearing regular clothes.  I’m surprised nobody jumped you for that shiny sword, especially in this part of town.  Now, let’s go into … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing in 2021 (Not That This Year Is Really Any Different Than Previous Ones)

Last year, things were a really wild road in terms of writing.  Not only for myself, but for others from what I could see.  It either felt like we had all the time in the world or couldn’t get a … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Historical Fiction

Here we are for the last ‘Crossing Genres’ post unless somebody requests pairing another one off with ‘Fantasy’.  I’m open to any that I can slip into January.  Not sure any will be as difficult as this one.  One genre … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas . . . Promo Time!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Looking for last minute ideas or have an Amazon card to use?  Check out these series by clicking on the cover art and start 2021 with a wild adventure: Not looking for a long series?  Then, check out … Continue reading

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