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An Editor’s Secret Pet Peeves

An Editor’s Secret Pet Peeves

We all have our writing pet peeves. You know, those small little phrases or words that make us roll our eyes and sigh whenever we hear them. For many it was George W’s pronunciation of “nuke-u-lar” and for others it’s mistaking cavalry for Calvary. When reading for fun or for editing, I always try to […]

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45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Recommended for: All Skill Levels All Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Genres One of the guest speakers at last year’s Imaginarium Conference suggested this book and as soon as I got home I downloaded a copy. Without a doubt, it has become one of the most useful writing books in my library. Good, solid character development […]

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5 Tips To Fatten Up a Thin Character

5 Tips To Fatten Up a Thin Character

Sometimes you’ve got a great idea for a story, but your main character falls a little flat. What’s a writer to do? Here are some quick ideas to help you flesh out a character and make him or her more memorable   1. Give ’em a quirk Most real people have some little quirk, a […]

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