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Bringing Your Stories to Life with Nonverbals

By Tiffany Yates Martin

Imagine, for each of the below statements, receiving each of the above reactions:

  • “Could you take the trash out?”
  • “I got you a puppy!”
  • “I have something to tell you.”
  • “I love you.”

Actions, so the cliché goes, speak louder than words.… Read the post

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The Roles of Secondary Characters

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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10 Ideas For Inspiring Your Writing with Music

by Ellen Buikema

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

– Plato

Music, the art of sound through the use of rhythm, harmonies, and melodies, is food for the soul—divine, effective, mathematical – the science of sound.… Read the post

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Four of the Best Writing Exercises EVER

by Barbara Linn Probst

If you’re like me, you have a shelf of books and a computer folder (or two) of tips, checklists, bullet points, blogs, and advice about how to write a good story. Even though many of these strategies are, on a closer look, rather similar, it’s still pretty overwhelming.… Read the post

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3 Exercises To Dive Deeper Into Character Emotions

By Lisa Hall-Wilson

So, you’ve got a first (or second or third) draft, but you’re still trying to get at the heart of what motivates your character. You’re still trying to unearth the variety of emotions, the intensity, the complexities of the emotions your character experiences at different points in the story.… Read the post

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