Reposted: How to Create Believable Character Flaws

Check out the latest great piece by Benjamin Cheah, readers! How to Create Believable Character Flaws Conventional wisdom states that characters should be flawed. Nobody can relate to perfect people. Flawed characters are more believable, more likely to gain the reader’s sympathies. But the conventional wisdom doesn’t teach how. In the hands of lesser writers, … Continue reading Reposted: How to Create Believable Character Flaws

Reposted – Critique: 6 Tips for One Characters

​Check out this piece by K.M. Weiland: Critique: 6 Tips for Introducing Characters Most of the time, I hate real-life introductions. For one thing, I almost always forget the person’s name in the rush of shaking hands, smiling, and saying something charmingly banal. Then there’s the small talk, important but often tedious. Squirm. But that’s most of … Continue reading Reposted – Critique: 6 Tips for One Characters

Reposted: Writing Week – moving from complicated to complex

Take a look at this excellent piece by Mr. Winchester, readers: Writing Week - moving from complicated to complex There’s probably some irony in trying to make the subject of complexity itself a simple discussion. “It’s too easy to cross the line from complex to complicated. And complicated is bad.” -Chuck of SFDebris If I was … Continue reading Reposted: Writing Week – moving from complicated to complex

Reposted: Writing Legal Fiction: 4 Research Tips

​Check out this informative piece by Christina Kaye, readers: Writing Legal Fiction: 4 Research Tips On television crime dramas, DNA comes back in three minutes, crimes are solved in less than forty-two minutes, and defendants always confess to everything right there on the stand in front of judge and jury. While I can see the … Continue reading Reposted: Writing Legal Fiction: 4 Research Tips

Reposted: The Best Time to Write Is When No One’s Reading

Check out this piece by Meg Dowell over at Novelty Revisions, readers: The Best Time to Write Is When No One's Reading Every writer is afraid of something. One of the most common fears among writers is that they will work hard on something, throw it out into the world … and everyone will absolutely hate … Continue reading Reposted: The Best Time to Write Is When No One’s Reading

Reposted – How I Overcame Writer’s Block: 5 Techniques

Check out this great piece, readers: How I Overcame Writer's Block: 5 Techniques Have you ever lost traction on a writing project, or wondered if you can actually finish writing a whole book? I’ve been there!  This is the story of how I finally beat writer’s block. With my first novel, Poison Bay, I often wondered … Continue reading Reposted – How I Overcame Writer’s Block: 5 Techniques