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Month: November 2017

How to develop a character sketch that works for you

How to develop a character sketch that works for you

Each writer has to find something that works for them. Over the years I’ve picked up a few things from books I’ve read and workshops I’ve attended and adapted them to my style. I hope some of what I’ve posted here is helpful. The first thing I do is take time getting to know my characters. I begin with the hero and heroine and move onto the other main characters and then the secondary characters. For names, I like to…

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Review of Jamestown TV Series

Review of Jamestown TV Series

In case you haven’t heard, a new colonial show about the Jamestown Colony is out, created by Downtown Abby creator of Carnival Films. Established in 1607, the colony is made up of mostly men who have survived the starving time and the Indian uprisings. The show is set in 1619 and opens with three women sailing into the colony, full of dreams and a determination to start fresh lives. For the first time, they meet the men who have paid…

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Writing Contests & Turn them into Must-Have Benefits

Avoid the Pitfalls of Writing Contests & Turn them into Must-Have Benefits

I have a confession to make. I don’t like writing contests, but I do believe in their value. The best advice I can give new writers about entering writing contests, is be very selective in the number and kind of contests you enter. Writers around the globe are busy revising and polishing their manuscripts for another chance to see their written words sparkle bright with hope and dreams of success. They work up the courage to send it out in…

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