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Naming A Character

Do you like your name? Is it a name that already has a personality or trait attached to it, even if that trait doesn’t match you at all? Does it lead to jokes? For example, my name is Angel. For … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Screenwriter, Part 2

First, sorry about missing last week. I was actually in LA with the subject of this post, and the two of us were literally running around last Saturday from 6:30am to about 9:00pm. I couldn’t put together a coherent thought … Continue reading

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You Are Never “Ready”

At the bottom of this post is the video that inspired this blog. The parts that I think are most helpful to writers are the first two minutes, and then from the 5:00 mark onward. Doreen Virtue, the woman in … Continue reading

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The Villain

I feel that the villain is the most important character in a story, because without them, the hero/heroine has absolutely nothing to do. There has to be a fight, a battle of some kind going on. If you think about … Continue reading

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The Heroine

She can wear many hats: she can be an explorer, a CIA agent, a hunter of evil, or (especially recently) a teenager. She takes one look at the glass ceiling, gets a hammer, and shatters it. She is…the Heroine. She … Continue reading

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The Hero

The slayer of beasts, the voice of reason in a world of insanity, the One: He goes by many titles, but in the end, he is simply Hero. (Note: Before you even ask, next week will be about the Heroine, … Continue reading

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Writing Books I Like

I was looking over my books, and I was amazed at how many writing books I have acquired over the years. I wanted to share some of my favorite books with you guys. One or two of them may not … Continue reading

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