Tag Archives: character development

Blog Post Love

The blog tour is winding down for TGWIG so I’m going to be off on the book tour this week. Some of my guests posts didn’t get any comment love, so if you have time please pick one and swing by. … Continue reading

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Six Train’s Blog Hop Week 2

Here’s where I’ll be popping up on Monday through Wednesday: Audrey Kalman’s blog: A revealing Q&A  on crossing genres, character development, and the use of photos in the book: June 10th My Random Muse: A fun-filled Q&A about my writing … Continue reading

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Writing and Selling Your Novel–Book Review

I can’t remember how Writing and Selling Your Novel was recommended to me, but it was definitely worth reading. I love books on writing because they are like attending mini-conferences. Lots of topics are covered that make me think about … Continue reading

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Old School Storytelling–Gotye’s Song

  Gotye’s song Somebody That I Used to Know has blown up. I have a theory about why. The lyrics harken back to the origins of songs as tools of storytelling. This song gives us clear insight into the male … Continue reading

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WD Conference–Putting Fire in Your Fiction

Donald Maass’ gave a killer presentation at the Writer’s Digest Conference. As useful as the Empire State Building in navigating New York. 🙂 Definitely improved my craft toolbox. For more details, check out his book, The Fire in Fiction. He’s written a … Continue reading

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Why Characters Matter From the Get Go

This is my dog, Emerson. I can tell you great stories with amazing plots about Emerson, but right now are you interested? Maybe slightly but not really. I mean he’s cute but why listen to a story about him? Why … Continue reading

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Crimebake Workshop–Writing the Traditional Mystery

Firstoff, huge thanks to MWA NE and SinCNE for making Crimebake 2010 a fabulous conference! Friday at Crimebake started off with an amazing welcome for Sisters in Crime New England. They had coffee and cookies and the perfect ice breaker–a … Continue reading

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Character Birthing

I’ve been creating back story for the characters in my newest story. It’s so much fun to imagine why they are the way they are. Who were their parents? What are their first, middle and last names?  Who were they … Continue reading

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