Monthly Archives: May 2010

Changing the Character

The trick to writing a believable character over the course of a novel is to establish the character early and show the events triggering each change. Continue reading

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Repeated Writing Errors

These are common problems in my writing, my group’s writing, and possibly the writing community as a whole. They are my group’s current hot, push-button errors. Continue reading

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Things I have learned over the last month

Our perception of the magnitude of problems is proportional to the percentage of sleep we have missed Continue reading

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‘Old People’ Thoughts

I was depressed. It could be because I am the oldest of my current writing group, or the fact that people younger than me are complaining about being old, or just that I’m a father now and my priorities have changed. Continue reading

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Character Profile via Wish List

Sometimes the best way to get to know a character is to find out what they want – what motivates them. Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!!!

To my wife on her first Mother’s Day, my mom, sisters, sister-in-law, extended family, friends, blog readers, and everyone else who has cause to celebrate, happy Mother’s Day!
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Writing on a schedule

I write because I love it, I edit because I want other people to read it, and scrounge for time wherever I can. This is the life of one working writer who aspires to be a published author.
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Depth of Character Description

Try it yourself, using as many senses as you can: smell, taste, touch, sound, sight, balance, acceleration, direction, and perception. Continue reading

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The Open Door Update

The true goal is being published Continue reading

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Master of Homonyms

I continue to struggle with homonyms – words that sound the same but mean different things. Continue reading

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