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Lies, Secrets, and Scars Create Better Characters

by Lynette M. Burrows

Many writers spend days, weeks, months, even years creating characters using complex character profile worksheets. The best characters aren’t a collection of data points on a worksheet. Depending upon data points like the genre, physical attributes, favorite desert, or what he’s wearing may disrupt story flow even to the point of what many call writer’s block.… Read the post

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Focusing on the Heart of Writing

by Tasha Seegmiller

I’m in A LOT of Facebook writing groups. I suspect I’m not alone in this. It’s actually one of my favorite things about social media. 

One of the perks of being in so many groups is I get to see what people are wondering about.… Read the post

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Chinese Element Personality Types-for Fun and for Writing

by Fae Rowen

Announcement: Kristen Lamb will be our guest on Friday with "Novel Diagnostics".

At the beginning of the year, I usually cycle back to the questions "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?"

I was thinking about Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon and remembered it's been awhile since I visited the Chinese Medicine Five Element Personality Types I first read and studied a decade ago.… Read the post

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