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Character Names

Character Names

Picking names for a character is much like picking names for a baby, except you usually don’t have partners, mothers, best friends and total strangers giving you advice about it. If you want to call your character Hortense Hildigard Schmooner, you can. And that might…

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Age-Appropriate Critics

Age-Appropriate Critics

When you decide for which age group you want to write, read as many books written for that group as you can. Analyze what makes the stories so compelling. How old are the characters? (Typically, they are about two years older than the oldest intended…

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Ouch,! We do need a critic.

Ouch,! We do need a critic.

Writing is all about feelings: yours, the character’s, and the reader’s. It takes fortitude to deal with all this emotion. And then, once you have written the story and been as true as you can be to your own beliefs, respected the reader, and tried…

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Your Elements of Style

Your Elements of Style

Your writing style is a little like your clothes sense; it’s something you develop to suit yourself and to make a statement about yourself to others. You can read about what would reveal your personality, what would flatter you, what would create a memorable impression…

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Working at it!

Working at it!

I have been writing a new book and trying to upload several books to this online site. I yearn for the old days when people with secretarial skills did all the difficult work of making sure the format and font were correct and the presentation was…

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