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22 Struggles Only A Writer Can Understand

Living the Writer Life has its struggles.

And dealing with Internet A.D.D. is one of them.

How many times have you seen a title like the one you just clicked? Seriously – How many times a day do you see a Facebook or Buzzfeed list catering to an interest group, itemizing the grief of such a lifestyle?

As writers, we have a duty. A mandate. A mantle of responsibility to tackle life’s problems with Storynot lists of “Struggles”.

And in this noisy, base world of Exclusion Lists, it’s only getting harder.  Continue reading 22 Struggles Only A Writer Can Understand

3 Secrets to Creating Great Characters

Human beings are complicated creatures.

So are characters.

Yet the creation of great characters can be surprisingly simple.

Sure, you’ll eventually discover ways to layer your characters with depth and nuance. But as you plan and draft your story, you need to be laser-focused on these 3 simple and effective character traits to begin telling a powerful story. Continue reading 3 Secrets to Creating Great Characters