Character Development: Step One

The first step toward creating real and relatable characters for your fiction.

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Myths About Writing a Novel

Getting some of the myths about novel writing out of the way. How much can you earn? Do characters really tell you what to write?

Thinking About Writing Non-Fiction

So, I’m toying with writing a nonfiction book. For the sole purpose of making money, of course. I know… right? We writers and other artists are supposed to be focused on ‘the art.’ But, that’s bullshit. Anyway, in order to write a series of books, it has to be a subject I’m at least tangentially … Continue reading Thinking About Writing Non-Fiction

4: Romance and protagonists

Now that the scifi debacle is over, I can get back to this romance thingy. This is why I didn't give myself a timeline--I have roughly ten projects going on at any given time and I find it hard to concentr SQUIRREL! Okay, where was I? Initially, I was thinking of having both characters play … Continue reading 4: Romance and protagonists

Publishing too Soon

Rookie Self-Publishing Mistake I would like for you all to meet someone. His name is Barin and he and a few other people have been living in my head for a couple of years now. It almost never takes me that long to write a book. Well, not quite true. My first one took 35 … Continue reading Publishing too Soon

3: Creating Characters

What I know so far I love Scrivener... even though I am having a little trouble learning how to make Version 3 do what I loved about Version 2. (That reminds me, I need to email them. Once I hear back, I'll put up a tutorial.) But, there are a few places where I think … Continue reading 3: Creating Characters