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Meeting A Main Character

Novels open in many ways, but one thing novels do is present a main character. As a character is introduced, readers begin to gain information about the person, knowledge that helps them understand who the person is and what’s important to him. You get an idea of his goals, motivation, and conflicts. Though readers learn […]

The Heart of Your Novel – Part I

I recently read an article by Steven James in an older edition of Writers Digest magazine that pooh-poohs many of the ideas that are taught about writing fiction, and though I still think many of those techniques or elements work and have value, especially for a newer writers, I do agree on one approach is […]