Bringing Your Characters to Life

By Andrea Merrell Certain movies and TV shows make us want to watch them over and over. In many cases, it’s not the story line; it’s because we love the characters. I personally love romantic comedies and mysteries, especially Hallmark movies. So why do I love them? Do they have a great plot? Sometimes, but…

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First in Fiction – Characters – Aaron Gansky

Thank you to author, teacher, Aaron Gansky for this post. Check out Aaron’s webpage at www.aarongansky.com On this week’s Firsts in Fiction, we discuss the physicality, the biology, of our characters, and how that adds to their depth and history. You may download it here, or stream it below. Don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes,…

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The End – Saying Goodbye to a Story

by: Cindy Sproles As I scanned through my Facebook notifications,  a post by my friend, Eddie Jones caught my eye. He had just turned in the final edits on book three of his three-book deal with Zonderkids. Tomorrow morning I say good bye to Nick Caden. Finishing up the 3rd book in the Caden Chronicles series. I’ve never “finished”…

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Character Building

I spend a lot of time creating the characters for my stories. I want them to come alive for the reader, to seem as if they could walk right off the page and up to you in your local Target. I want their problems and concerns to feel real, real enough to make you care…

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