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Create Savory Characters by Asking, “What Kind of Noodle Are You?” by Stephanie Spann

When making noodles and writing characters, sift, knead, rest and repeat. I’ve learned that it’s perfectly normal to ask the combined flours in my bowl, “What kind of noodle are you?” Although I’ve recently thawed out one of my failed previous noodle attempts and added it to a cluttered hodgepodge bowl of soup, I am …
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The People We Meet – Using Body Language To Show Characters’ Emotions by Kathy Otten

Welcome to 2019.  Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Every year, along with my new list of personal goals, I create a list of writing goals; among them, ways to improve my craft. One of the first elements of craft we’re taught is to show, not tell our stories.  In a rough draft, an …