Category Archives: motivation


Let’s talk about the characters that should be in your book.A protagonist drives the story. This is the main character, the one who has the most to gain and lose. The story will evolve around him. In most romances there … Continue reading

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An email arrived a couple of days ago from the International Blogging Recognition Council (IBRC) They wrote: your blog (On Being a Writer and the July 19th posting Working With Small Publishers) received IBRC’s designation of “Recognized Blog”. IBRC reserves … Continue reading

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Creating Strong Characters

To me the most important thing before you begin a new book is to get to know your characters. I don’t like charts or outlines, but there are other ways to do this. And you can do it as you … Continue reading

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Scene & Sequel

The Peaks and Valleys of WritingSimply put, a scene defines a goal, presents conflict, ends in disaster, thus driving the story forward. The sequel ties that scene to the next, gives the reader and your hero a bit of a … Continue reading

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