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Book Characters: Compelling Characterization Through Research

Compelling book characters - believable, breathing characters - are a constant challenge to a writer. Touching the reader's heart, drawing them into identifying with book characters and leaving a lingering trace of them in readers' lives, all this is often a matter of research, as Morgann Peters describes in today's How to be an Author guest post.
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Creative Imagination: The Writer’s Creative Process

The writer's creative imagination and process can be a wild ride, as Jeremy Shory indicates in his How to be an Author guest post. The smallest thing can set off the imagination into a roller coaster of creativity, adrenalin and furious writing. Which is why you see so many of us scribbling in notebooks or muttering into our phones, recording the ideas before they're chased away by the next butterfly thought. Continue reading Creative Imagination: The Writer’s Creative Process

Creating a Narrative Voice

Creating a narrative voice is one of the most challenging aspects of writing - in my own book, The Reiki Circle, the story is woven from three different points of view, with three distinct narrative styles! Rex Stout - one of my favourite crime writers! - developed the wise-cracking Archie Goodwin as narrator, a totally different voice from the writer himself.

In this guest post by Kenneth Weene, he outlines how he crafts a distinct narrative voice for story teller characters, so that they stand out on their own, rather than as the narrator of the larger story. Continue reading Creating a Narrative Voice

Writing Career | Creating a Writing Career While Keeping a Roof Over Your Head

Creating a Writing Career While Keeping a Roof Over Your Head

Being an Author while starving in an attic for your art may paint a romantic picture, but the reality is less than conducive to a continuing presence on this plane of existence! Reina Menasche here takes a humourous approach to tips for juggling day jobs and a successful writing career.
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The Writers Journey | The Year I Found my True Calling and Began to Live it

The writer's journey has many pathways to publication and, hopefully, fame, film options and eventual wealth.

Today's guest writer, Lannah Sawers-Diggins, describes her writers journey in a most engaging way, from publishing her father's life work to discovering her own creative passion for writing. Continue reading The Writers Journey | The Year I Found my True Calling and Began to Live it