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Month: July 2019

Gears and Grease – Chapter 6

Gears and Grease – Chapter 6

When the two boys entered the kitchen, they saw Aunt Clara beating at something with a towel. Matt stood on his tip toes to try and peer over to see exactly what it was that she was smacking with her towel, but his father pulled him back again. “Clara?” Matt’s father stepped over the threshold. “What are you doing?” She turned to look at the two of them. Her face was red and her normally static-y hair looked like she…

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3 Tips for Developing Your Characters More

3 Tips for Developing Your Characters More

You’ve done it. There is a character staring back at from through all the words you’ve written. After hours of writing and planning and thinking you have a character and they are…flat. I know, I know. You tried so hard to make them something great but they just aren’t all there. Something is missing. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there and we will all be there again at some point. It’s okay. Here are three tips that can help you…

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How Much Do I Need to Know About My Characters?

How Much Do I Need to Know About My Characters?

Many of you have probably seen those character sheets with the numerous questions about the different aspects of your characters. When you look at all those questions, you are probably wondering why you need to know all of that stuff about your character if none of it is even going to be mentioned in your story. I mean, why do you need to know the MBTI personality, or RPG alignment, or what your character’s favorite food is? It’s not going…

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The Writing Journey

The Writing Journey

Nearly every hero has an origin story of some kind. They always start from somewhere. Usually nowhere, but it’s still a start. Now, I know a lot of people don’t think that they’re heroes or even a sidekick, who also have origin stories. But, I am here to tell you that you do have an origin story. Level 0 In the first Kung Fu Panda, Po did so horribly in the training room that Master Shifu said he was at…

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