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 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: A Writer’s Guide to Understanding People

Please enjoy this article by K.M. Weiland: A Writer’s Guide to Understanding People “Write three-dimensional characters.” “Bring your characters to life.” “Create realistic human experiences.” These ditties of writing advice are so common they’re almost clichés. But how can you fulfill these dictums to write “real characters” without first mastering the even more foundational principle … Continue reading Reposted: A Writer’s Guide to Understanding People

Reposted: This is How to Transform Info Dumps into Plot Reveals

Well, readers, I am afraid I will not be able to put up my own Vocational Vivications post today. That had been my hope, but at the moment it is not feasible. There is just too much going on behind-the-scenes here at Song which needs this author's attention for me to spare right now.  Until … Continue reading Reposted: This is How to Transform Info Dumps into Plot Reveals

Reposted: How to Evoke Reader Emotions with “Surprisingness”

This article by C.S. Lakin is excellent. Click the link below to learn more about evoking emotional responses from your readers, future authors: How to Evoke Reader Emotions with "Surprisingness" Have you ever read a book for a second, third, even tenth time—just to experience the emotion the story evokes? Clearly the elements of the … Continue reading Reposted: How to Evoke Reader Emotions with “Surprisingness”

Reposted: 6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals

Please enjoy Ms. Weiland's latest article, readers: 6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals   Quick. Tell me what your characters want. Maybe you have an immediate answer. Maybe your protagonist wants to save the world, survive, or live happily ever after. While those are all legit goals that have powered hundreds of good stories, … Continue reading Reposted: 6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals

Reposted: 4 Challenges of Writing for a Modern Audience

I am on hiatus from my Vocational Vivications post this week again, readers. Until I return, please enjoy this excellent post from K. M. Weiland: Sometimes I think everything I learned about life I learned from The Andy Griffith Show. For instance, in the episode “Andy Discovers America,” when Andy is incredulous about the new school teacher … Continue reading Reposted: 4 Challenges of Writing for a Modern Audience