Tag Archives: Characterization

The Dangers of SOTP Writing

SOTP Writing: writing by the seat of your pants. No outline, no written plan, no safety net. That’s how I started. That’s how many authors still produce their stories. The successful ones have developed ways, as I have, not to … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Especially for Writers

In keeping with my posts pertaining to character emotion . . .

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Especially for Writers

 

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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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