July 22nd, 2020

Creating Memorable Animal Characters

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Craft | Ellen Buikema

By Ellen Buikema

Animal characters are created in all genres, either in cartoon-like or realistic forms. They may be walking, talking substitutes for human characters, or reality-based beings that may or may not be augmented with special abilities. No matter how you incorporate an animal into your story, they should be a memorable character.… Read the post

June 26th, 2020

How to Develop a Memorable Character

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Craft | Ellen Buikema

By Ellen Buikema

Every writer dreams of developing characters who continue to lurk in a reader’s memory long after the story is over. Memorable characters, well-rounded dynamic beings who grow and change over the course of a book, will make a great story even better.… Read the post

May 20th, 2020

A Look at Body Language in Writing

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Craft | Ellen Buikema

by Ellen Buikema

More than half of human communication consists of body language, which we use to communicate feelings, thought, and ideas without speech. Body language impacts other people’s perception and conveys our emotions far more than we think it does.… Read the post


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