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How To Write An Addiction Into Your Story.

Unless you are a counselor or have personal experience with addiction, writing a character with an addiction requires some research. Which questions should you ask yourself and what aspects of addiction do you need to focus on? The article below … Continue reading

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How To Avoid First Page Mistakes.

If your potential reader likes your cover and falls for your blurb, what will come next? The all-important first page is your chance to hook a reader into laying down their cash to purchase your book. How can you avoid … Continue reading

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How To Write Traumatic Effects Into Your Story.

If you’re writing a traumatic experience into the backstory of your character, how will you show how it affects your character in the present? Do you know the signs and symptoms of recalling a past traumatic experience and how they … Continue reading

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Writing Characters With Mental Illness.

How important is it to understand a mental illness before you write about it? Is there an inherent responsibility placed upon the author? As a writer who has dealt with mental illness for the past ten years, I naturally insert … Continue reading

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How To Write Larger Than Life Characters.

Bigger, better, more, and more and more and more. That’s what larger than life characters are. Hotter than hot. Colder than cold. With a depth that seems almost superhuman. Crafting characters your readers will want to jump inside of and … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Main Character.

So you have an idea for a story. You may have the tantalizing end twist in mind or even the grand opening scene that will hook your readers. You’ve probably even thought about some of the secondary characters. The mentor, … Continue reading

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Crafting Unforgettable Characters.

If I ask you to name a few of your favorite characters which ones come to mind? Why are they so memorable? How did the author create such an amazing personality? If you want to endow your readers with memories … Continue reading

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