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Character Development, Bull Style

Cindy Huff had an excellent post on Writer’s Patchwork Blog yesterday. Couldn’t help stealing it and sharing it with you. Be like Bull in Developing Your Characters Posted on December 13, 2016by jubileewriter There’s a new show on CBS that parallels … Continue reading

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The Cast-Character-Setting Interlock

How much time and effort have you put into your setting? Your secondary and minor characters? How much time and effort have you put into creating your story world? I hope your answer is that you know every square inch … Continue reading

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Using Kenny Rogers to Illustrate Donald Maass

Kenny Rogers is a few years younger in this picture, but this one is my favorite of him. He’s a cross-over artist who, in his prime, sang both ballads and love songs. One song, “The Gambler,” even became a movie … Continue reading

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Studying Under Maass (Part 4)

I tell ya, I’m getting my mileage out of the notes I took at the ACFW Conference in Nashville last month. Under Donald Maass’s direction in the class (which he based on his December 2016 release), I wrote all the … Continue reading

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Studying Under Maass (Part 3)

By now, I think I’m the best prerelease salesman literary agent Donald Maass can have. And, in return, he’s given me tons of material to put in my blog along with great ideas for my novella-in-progress, Kayla’s Challenge.  In Part 1 … Continue reading

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Pat and Talon–Through Katie’s Eyes

When Patricia Talbert first met Katie Pierson, her immediate response was pure jealousy. A natural reaction, considering Katie wrapped herself around Talon Carlson like sparkly Christmas paper. But Katie, Chance Davis, and Talon have history together, having been raised in … Continue reading

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The Newlyweds

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll remember that I was supposed to write a novella about a couple of other characters from Give the Lady a Ride, Marie Lambeau and Chance Davis. Since I never could … Continue reading

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Newbies on the Ranch

As I’ve said before, I didn’t intend for Give the Lady a Ride to be a series. I’ll be taking a course on creating a series at the ACFW Conference this August, but for now, I just had to wing it. … Continue reading

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Flying K Rodeo Ranch

A Rodeo Ranch specializes in breeding animals for the rodeo–broncs for bustin’ and bulls for ridin’. Several years ago, I interviewed the owner of such a ranch, one that specialized in raising tough riding bulls. Amazing how much science goes … Continue reading

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