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The Mugging

“Lana always cuts through the park.” Marcella Stewart moaned. “She needs to stop. That mugger makes it so dangerous. He’s killed ten people already.” She paced the floor in front of Serena Wells who wondered what Marcella wanted her to

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Make Your Characters A Little Weak

Good character development means making your characters as believable as possible. To do that you need a mix of characteristics and traits. Make your characters beautiful and vain, homely and giving, beautiful and unassuming, ugly and evil, lovely and evil,

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Characters And Their Families

As authors, we need to know everything about our characters. Most people have relationships and our characters should as well. How do your characters get on with their families? What kind of friends do they have? How do they react

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Research

Research is important and accurate research can be vital. You need it for anything you write. Fiction needs research just as much as nonfiction does. The reason is a writer needs to know what they are writing about. I find

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Self Criticism

You need to know when you are giving yourself constructive criticism, the words that make your project the best it can be and when you are just running yourself and you work down. That’s the tricky thing. You are your

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Your Character’s Health

Everyone has health, good or bad. Giving your character health concerns will make them more real to the reader. Unless your character is a whining hypochondriac, just mentioning their overall health now and then is sufficient. The trick is not

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Repetition In Writing

A small amount of repetition can help emphasize points and complement your righting but too much is boring. If you are like me, you likely over used a word or two in your writing. Most word processing software include mechanisms

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