Tag Archives: development

Biographies and Character Evolution: A Head Start?

A goal of writing is to evolve our characters.  If they are the same at the end of their adventure as they were at the beginning then we missed something.  Even if they go back home, there needs to be … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Outlining in Some Fashion

I’m really surprised that I never did a post like this in all the years that I’ve been blogging about writing.  If I did then WordPress isn’t letting me find it.  Now, not everyone takes the route of planning their … Continue reading

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Fate of the Self-Righteous

Much of the self-righteous character depends on the landing.  You can have them be a jerk for the entire story and then redeem them with a good ending.  I don’t mean good as in happy, but a well-written one.  There … Continue reading

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Guest Post by John W. Howell: The Untrained Thriller Hero

Thank you to John W. Howell for writing an insightful post! Last week Charles asked me a question, and I took some time to think it over. His question was a request. Here is the quote, “tips to making a … Continue reading

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Kira Grasdon: The Conflicted Chameleon

Kira Grasdon is a difficult character for me and she seems to be creating the biggest amount of debate.  That’s not the point of this though.  Her themes make her a complicated supporting cast member.  With her physical absence in … Continue reading

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What Do You Think of Minor Powers in Books?

Now, I’m not talking about wielding great magic or superheroes with an array of abilities because those are rather heavy.  I’m talking about this minor abilities that some heroes in fiction have.  Maybe it’s an enhanced sense or the natural … Continue reading

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What Do You Look for in a Third Book?

Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies is Available on Amazon Kindle!! So, here I am sitting around during the first week of my book’s debut thinking about what to write.  Yesterday, was the big debut and rushing around to … Continue reading

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Thank You to the Supporting Cast

Years ago I ran into an anime (Japanese cartoon) called Naruto and there was something that intrigued me about it. It was that all of the secondary and tertiary characters were more than background and toss away characters. There was … Continue reading

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