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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 …
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Three-Dimensional Writing by Karen S. Wiesner

Applied to writing, the word three-dimensional is easy to define as solid, realistic, rounded, and lifelike, even living. The hard part for authors comes in translating these concepts into the craft of writing. Most writers know what is not three-dimensional writing. Simple words and phrases convey what’s lacking: flat, cardboard, paper doll, archetypal, convenient to …