Tag Archives: character development

Party Crashers

If you’re a writer flying the Camp Pantster flag over your computer, you know that your WIP often surprises you with plot twists and turns. But what happens when a Party Crasher walks into the room? Because the Muse – … Continue reading

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For Your Listening Pleasure

I know it’s been a while since I last posted an update. It’s not that I’m being lazy … hustling books, working furiously on Pardon Falls and oh yeah, day job, has kept me busy. While I await my next … Continue reading

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Plotting By the Seat of My Pants

NOTE: This blog post is a form of procrastination, a diversion from what I said I was really going to do today – write 2,000 words. But, that said, it’s an important post because it’s a place for me to … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Itch

I’ve been really itching lately. Why yes, fall allergies have lingered into winter. And no, I’m not having a flare up of an embarrassing rash (but thanks for asking!). The itch is coming from that fire within all writers to … Continue reading

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Phoenix is a Scorpio

Authors celebrate the date of their book launch as the book’s birthday. And, never one to pass up a good birthday party, I’m excited to announce that Phoenix will be born on November 19 (cue the streamers and balloons. And … Continue reading

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Mommy, Where Do Stories Come From?

It’s probably easier to explain the birds and the bees to a four-year-old than it is to explain where stories come from. While there are far fewer body parts involved, the answer isn’t simple at all because each writer has … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

That which we call a character By any other name smell as sweet? Juliet may have been trying to soothe her lover’s concerns over their warring families, but I completely disagree with her notion that a name is a meaningless … Continue reading

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The Soundtrack to Your Characters’ Lives

As writers, we get to know our characters intimately, as well as we know ourselves or our best friends. We know their likes, dislikes, quirks, what makes their skin crawl and what motivates them to make off-color jokes when nervous. … Continue reading

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