Archives for the month of: April, 2016

Real Characters have one thing in common. Each one has something to say, and won’t let you rest until they get their time on the stage. However, there’s one huge drawback here, which authors face daily Read the rest of this entry »

If you sit on the edge of your chair without leaning your spine against the back of the chair, raise your hand. Good for you! Posture is one of the most important exercises you can do, and if you as a writer spend uncounted hours sitting at a computer, then knowing how to sit correctly is vital. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the best cures for writers block is to write something not related to your blocked work. This something doesn’t have to be an epic work or an introspective slice of life. Just words on the page. To make it a little easier to slide into that story, here’s a silly way to get started. Read the rest of this entry »

Rick Polito made internet history in 1998 with his witty synopsis of the movie, The Wizard of Oz: “Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets, then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.” Of course, it took a few years for the Internet to become a thing, but this line has been going around for years. And we laugh because it’s such an odd take on the plot, while being absolutely true. Read the rest of this entry »

Names go so far to add dimensions to your characters. I have known writers to get to a certain point in the story and realize the name of a main character doesn’t suit that character. This is when they shout out for help from the Scribophile groups. And we make suggestions like the title of this blog post. Yeah, we’re good like that. Read the rest of this entry »

As I look at things you should provide for your characters, even if these things never come up in the story itself, one of the most important – two! Two of the most important things are a goal and a reason. For instance, my goal in the last year was to find a dog that met certain criteria of size, breed, and age. The reasons for this included that I am home alone frequently, and a dog is good companion, and that walking a dog is a priority and will help me with weight issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Perhaps you are not aware that a small farm that does not need to make a profit and that has only a few of some adorable animals is referred to as a hobby farm. In New Zealand, it’s call a lifestyle block. As more city dwellers long for the joys of a simple, country life, small farms are growing in popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

My favorite movie of this year so far has been Deadpool. I seem to be in the majority here, as it’s grossing more money than any other R-rated film except American Sniper, which it may shortly overtake, and the top of the heap, The Passion of the Christ, a torture-porn (I love that term!) that was a must see for many of a certain faith. Read the rest of this entry »

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