Your Character Wasn’t Born On Page One

A character, let’s call him Roger, is accused of committing a murder he didn’t do. Roger goes on the run, dodging the police at every turn. A chance meeting with a mysterious blond leads to a confrontation with a nest of terrorists. All is remedied by the end as we

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Paragraphic Rift: Have you imposed narrative Temporality?

7: Have you imposed narrative Temporality?  What is narrative Temporality?  Temporality and impermanence go together, for such is measured by the ticking clock, the circling shadow, the palpitating heart, or a single tear streaking down a lovelorn face. Sometimes a single moment can weigh more than the world.  Into everyone’s

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Paragraphic Rift: Have You Polished Your Text?

4: What is Creative Polish? Creative Polish is an analysis of one’s literary voice for optimization. Not for grammar as much as for poetic elevations and mythic tone. This radical method suggests that one should overwrite, to go beyond systemized reductionism in order to transcend the language of the day.

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The Strong Female Character

I think you would be amazed at the notion that if you create a character, in some capacity, you might begin to feel for that character.  The whole concept of character development is initially intended to make the reader want to root for them in one way or another.  But

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Pen and Scalpel: How I Create My Characters.

I sometimes look at my mind as a warehouse that has been passed through a blender. Can you picture that? Neither can I, but that’s what I see. I have seen so many films and television shows and have read so many books that my mind has split into two

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Image: Person typing on antique typewriter while people walk by in the distance.

Blue Water Writing: Where to Begin?

I envision this Second Novella as following the narrative style of the travel-writing genre but that includes a threat/crime. In the foreground, my narrator will describe his and his wife’s experiences. In the background, I’d like to present a crime-story drama about the dangers of lawlessness on a cruise ship. 

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