Category: Writing Advice

Weaving Different Types of Antagonists

By the time I got to this last column, I was running short on ideas. Our fearless leader suggested I go with how I deal with antagonists in my novels. In films, actors and actresses will often say that playing the bad guy is way more fun than the other roles. There is just so…
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June 26, 2017 0

Dressing up Descriptions: Harness the Power of “Smile”

I want you to picture the face of a character who is familiar to you. It can be one of your own making or have sprung from the imagination of another. Now, make that character smile. Sounds pretty simple, right? After all, everybody smiles (at least, I hope you do!) so it can’t be that…
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June 23, 2017 0

Mercury in Retrograde and Misbehaving Characters

Maybe you believe in astrology. Maybe you don’t. Mercury doesn’t really care, it is coming for you. The planet Mercury goes into retrograde about four times a year. It affects communication, decision-making skills, technology and a wealth of other things. If you are going to screw your life up, odds are you’ll do it during…
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