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The trickiest part about conveying confusion is to convey it clearly, without confusing the reader.  Ann Hood in Creating Character Emotions From …

October 20, 2017

It’s been a L-O-N-G series, but I wanted to especially focus in on different tools you can use to identify your characters’ …

September 30, 2017

Author, speaker, and overall funny man Bob Hostettler has cost me too much money. He keeps writing books. And I keep buying …

September 25, 2017

In this series, we’re looking at personalities, how to develop them, and where to look for more information about personality types. As …

September 23, 2017

Do you always tell the truth? Do you use the same tone and vocabulary when speaking to your friends and your boss’s …

September 20, 2017

I’m old enough to remember when Olympic sprinters wore baggy shorts. But if you look at the world’s greatest runners today, …

September 15, 2017

  When it comes to entering writing contests, it’s important to remember that winning can’t be duplicated. Many children’s sports leagues contain …

August 27, 2017

  Save money. Learn theology. Become a better writer. Minister more effectively. That’s my hope for you. In this second year of …

August 24, 2017

If you’re writing about corporate culture or your main characters are partners or close colleagues in their jobs, the DISC personality profiles …

August 23, 2017

Dig deep and you’ll find attitude, and when you find attitude, you find voice. ~ James Scott Bell in Voice: The Secret …

August 20, 2017

Save money. Learn theology. Become a better writer. Minister more effective. That’s my hope for you. In this second year of my …

August 11, 2017

My favorite canine writer, Snoopy of Peanuts fame, received a boatload of rejection slips in his pursuit of a publisher over …

July 26, 2017

I was once in a bus full of high school students when I heard a boy behind me read a single sentence. …

July 19, 2017

Have you looked in your computer mirror lately? You ask what is a computer mirror? This is your life on social media …

July 17, 2017

Where do you get your inspiration? For me, it can something as simple as a “what if” question to change a story …

July 16, 2017

So, I guess it’s ok for a writer to be a NASCAR fan—especially a Southern writer, right? I’m a race fan, but …

July 10, 2017

I am a binge writer. I always have been, and I probably always will be. What is a binge writer you ask? A binge …

July 3, 2017
Turn a tired cliche into a humorous phrase by Jean Wilund via AlmostAnAuthor.com

Where’s There’s a Cliché, There’s a Critic If you write with clichés, you write things like, “Where there’s a will there’s a …

June 24, 2017

Characters with personality make your readers identify and care about them. There are several ways to determine what your character will be …

June 22, 2017

A writer must find the perfect balance when describing characters, especially when introducing them to a reader for the first time. The …

June 19, 2017

By Doug Peterson The expression, “The proof is in the pudding,” goes back hundreds of years, although the original wording was …

May 28, 2017

In the beginning…in creating characters, we must begin at the beginning. We’ve talked about a three-word description, and basic information. How do …

May 22, 2017

Can you describe you characters with only two words? I ran across this simple question in James Scott Bell’s excellent book Voice: …

May 19, 2017

Save money. Learn theology. Become a better writer. Minister more effectively. That’s my hope for you. In this second year of my …

May 10, 2017

By Doug Peterson I will never forget the day my parents took me to the theater to see the movie Fantastic …

April 28, 2017
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