Writer blog fun

The other day, my writer’s group talked about blogging for writers. Authors, or would-be authors, should consider this medium as a means for marketing their writing. However, it also provides a wonderful means to exercise your writing (or show off your mad skillz) to the world. Some writers ask me “But what would I write …

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Revisiting Old Topics

There comes a time in all Blogger’s adventures where they start to feel that they’ve covered everything. I kind of feel that way now, or maybe I’m in my winter hibernation mode. All I want to do is curl up and sleep until spring. But then, I considered that I could just as easily revisit …

The Antagonist Is Not a Bad Guy

I remember in high school, my teacher explained how the antagonist is the bad guy in the story. Now, as an adult, and as writer, I realize that is an over-simplified and even misguided definition of the term. The word ‘antagonist’ means opponent, or work against. The antagonist simply takes the role against the protagonist. …

Writer musings: Torturing your characters

A good story offers a conflict your character must overcome. Aside from the initial problem they have to deal with, they often need to endure a personal conflict they also juggling through the story arc. Many stories include a number of problems to ‘raise the stakes’, add tension, and give reason for the character to …