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Tag: Characters

5 Quick Fixes to Make Readers Love Your Villains

Writers In The Storm welcomes back award-winning author and RWA RITA-nominee, Shannon Donnelly.

Today she’s talking to us about villains we love to hate and how to keep them from becoming a cardboard stereotype whose every action is predictable and boring.… Read the post

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Dialogue is King

By Tiffany Lawson Inman

In theatre, dialogue is king. It is the lifeline of the story.  Character's lines bouncing back and forth between each other.  Confiding, conspiring, commiserating, coercing, or caring.  Dialogue works to create emotion, conflict, show character, and it always moves the dramatic action forward.… Read the post

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The Hero's Journey: A Thumbnail Sketch of Real Life

Writers In The Storm is thrilled to welcome this week’s Sensational Summer guest blogger, Connie Flynn!

Connie has published ten novels and several short stories. Her werewolf series was recently reissued by Back In Print and is available on Amazon.com.… Read the post

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Writing The Big Picture - Don't Trash The Roadmap

By Sharla Rae

In our WITS crit group, we all have our individual critiquing talents: grammar, tight writing, action scenes, male point of view, description  etc. And when one of us starts a new project, we verbalize or write an outline of the story so that our partners can critique the individual story elements as well as the Big Picture.… Read the post

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