May 28th, 2021

Dear Readers - Share Your First Lines

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Writer's Life

Fabulous first lines tend to stick with all of us. We ponder them, agonize over them, rewrite them, and rewrite them again. And more than once, we've actually purchased a book based on breathtaking first line or paragraph.

Plus, a good first line is quotable.… Read the post

April 7th, 2021

The Roles of Secondary Characters

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Ellen Buikema | Writing Craft

By Ellen Buikema

Secondary characters add depth and interest to the world your main character inhabits, helping to make the tale more memorable. They play a significant role in your story, but aren’t necessarily integral to the plot. These characters may be protagonists or antagonists of their own subplots.… Read the post


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