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When Your Thinking Cap looks a lot like Santa’s Hat by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

Here we are in December already. I don’t know about you, but it always seems to creep up on me and jump out waving a list of things to be accomplished within only a few weeks. So why, you might be wondering, do I want you to join me for a week of talking about …
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Is Your Book’s Setting A Legitimate Character? By Yvonne Walus

What is a character? Can your book’s setting act as a character in the story? What does that even mean? Characters have morals, personality, emotions and mood swings. They want, they feel, they act. Most of all, they influence and plot. Often, they will also change themselves as the story progresses. How can a setting …
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Lights, Camera, Fingers Poised for Action! by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

We live in a media-based world where parkour enhanced chase or CGI-configured fight scenes, and other seemingly magical things appear on screens in the theatre, on the tube, tablet, or phone. Our readers are video oriented. As writers, we need to be, too! It isn’t enough that we’ve all had to learn marketing as well …