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Writers tend to be very sedentary. That is why eating right is one of the most important things that writers can do for themselves to be healthy and productive. Just as exercise is important to keep our bodies in shape, eating right is just as important, for writers...read more
You may have heard it from judges or from critique partners or agents or editors. “Show! Don’t tell” Maybe you’re a bit confused. You haven’t been using reams of paper to describe rooms, or forests, or the heroine’s jade necklace or even the...read more
Acceptance of sexuality appears to be a cultural matter but is not. It actually is based on how our American culture has evolved censorship and tolerance. To appreciate and use sexual innuendo in storytelling, one needs to understand the history of censorship in...read more
Why is building a super-heroine so different from building a super-hero? Before I answer that, when you’re about to start writing a new story, how do you create a hero and heroine? Do you start with your hero, or do you start with your heroine? Depends on any number...read more
Today we are getting the inside Scoop on Laurie Schnebly Campbell. Laurie is well-known for her characterization techniques using Enneagrams. In her book Believable Characters: Creating with Enneagrams she explains how to construct well-rounded, complex characters who...read more
Recently I returned from a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, one of my favorite spots to visit but also the area where I have set a number of novels. As I walked around Stanley Park and along the waterfront I thought of how a similar walk had given me the idea for...read more