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STORYBOARDING…A Visual Approach To The Written Word by Meg Lacey

Every writer has a different approach to beginning a story. I’m sure you’ve read novels where the descriptions are so vivid that you can practically see the words and the scenes as if you’re watching a film. To really visualize you must: observe, look at everything, write down what you see, hear, feel, taste and …
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Why Your Character Needs a Secret Identity by Lynn Johnston

Secret identities—they’re not just for superheroes anymore. The secret identities we’re familiar with from comic books represent extreme contrasts of personality.  Wonder Woman conceals her wild Amazon powers in the buttoned-up persona of Diana Prince.  Batman shrouds his vigilante anger in the glib playboy personality of Bruce Wayne.  Superman hides his alien invincibility behind the …