What’s Your Problem?

Nah, I’m not trying to pick a fight or anything. But when it comes to writing real characters and creating worlds and situations around them, this is one of the better questions for you to ask of your cast members.

Most memorable stories revolve around how characters develop over the course of the story. There’s even a fancy name for that process.

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Writing Myths

Author Dean Wesley Smith has a few books about myths in writing circles. Some of them are myths of traditional publishing, some are myths of indie publishing, and some are just myths writers are taught, often by people who aren’t writers.

I’ve been a victim of some of these, and when the belief somehow becomes entrenched, it can be hard to slip out of it. Sometimes it can be damaging to a career.

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The Choices of Progression

Every so often something comes along and hits me right between the eyes. Sometimes it changes my behavior, and other times it changes how I think. Occasionally it does both.

This past week, I think I found something big enough to do both. But the choice isn’t as clear-cut as it might appear on the surface, and there are a lot of underlying matters which are either causal or affected by the choice.

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