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Thief number one describes himself

This is something I read somewhere. If you’re hung up on some plot detail, or not sure what one of your characters would do, have them describe themselves. What they say may not be the way you, or the rest of the world sees them, but it gives you insight into how their mind works. […]

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On Writing Language and Colloquialisms

When you write a character from anywhere except the place you are familiar with it helps if you know what language he/she speaks. You also need to remember that every language in every location has it’s colloquialisms. As an example, here’s George Jones, The Corvette Song Oh, She was hotter than a two-dollar pistol She […]

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Character Inspiration

When you’re starting a story and you need to flesh it out with minor characters, or location, there are several sites that provide free photos for inspiration. Pixabay, 123rf – both paid and free, Albumarium even has a section dedicated to redheads, and Jay Mantri has a bunch of random photos, mostly architecture or scenic, […]

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Learning to Write Online

I’ve been looking for some free online writing courses. With the emphasis on “free.” This list has a bunch, most of which wind up costing you money. 50 free online writing courses On the other hand, Open Learn is offered by the Open University with many free classes to choose from. I registered and so […]

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Writing a Good Guy

Someone tried to help me by suggesting I write an extremely good guy, literally, a knight in shining armor. They also suggested that I plot the main storyline and character attributes on paper. Well, folks, I’ve plotted out two chapters of the story along with all the attributes of the main character. I’ve finally gotten […]

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