Monthly Archives: December 2011

What are archetypes, and why should you use them?

For a character’s actions to seem believable they must reflect the personality of that character. Character archetypes are a great way to help understand what motivates your heroes and villains – the reasons they do what they do. In an excerpt … Continue reading

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A day in the life

As a writer, even an “ordinary” day can be a source of inspiration as long as you pay attention to the things going on around you. Sights, smells, overheard conversations – all of these things can help you generate ideas … Continue reading

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Just to be clear

When you get right down to it, writing is about communication. It’s important to be clear so that your reader will understand the message you are trying to convey. Sounds obvious, but it’s not always that easy. In this helpful … Continue reading

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WD Writing Conference

It’s getting to be that time of year again! (Nope, I’m not talking about the holidays, though those are great… I’m talking about the annual Writer’s Digest Writing Conference in January).  Start the new year off right by taking on … Continue reading

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