Apr
9
2014
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C is for Characters of the Protagonist Variety

Written by Patrick Stahl

When talking about great protagonists, the almighty buzz-words are "sympathetic," "competent," "engaging," and "active."

Apr
7
2014
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Book Review: Dr. Stuart's Heart

Written by Lehua Parker

Just a bit longer than your average short story, this novelette is the perfect literary horror escape in the middle of a busy afternoon.

Apr
1
2014
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Book Review: Little Visible Delight

Written by Lehua Parker

A dark horror anthology, this one is flashlight under the covers recommended.

Mar
26
2014
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If You Give a Writer an Idea

Written by Lehua Parker

The real reason it takes so long to write an novel.

Mar
20
2014
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Magic: An Analysis of My Favorite Novel Quotes (Part 4)

Written by Patrick Stahl

A novel quote needs only one attribute to fall in with my favorites: magic. Unlike traditional magic, this magic is quite real.

Mar
11
2014
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Non-Writer's Block

Written by Lehua Parker

When five books become three and you have to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Mar
4
2014
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Setting as Part of Story

Written by Mooderino

You want readers to feel like they’re in the world of your story.

Feb
28
2014
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Status as Character Calling Card

Written by Mooderino

The main character in a story needs to have something about them that marks them out.

Feb
19
2014
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A Protagonist’s Moment of Realisation

Written by Mooderino

It isn’t enough to just assume a character’s reasons will be taken for granted or accepted without question.

Feb
19
2014
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Magic: An Analysis of My Favorite Novel Quotes (Part 3)

Written by Patrick Stahl

A novel quote needs only one attribute to fall in with my favorites: magic. Unlike traditional magic, this magic is quite real.

Feb
11
2014
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Magic: An Analysis of My Favorite Novel Quotes (Part 2)

Written by Patrick Stahl

A novel quote needs only one attribute to fall in with my favorites: magic. Unlike traditional magic, this magic is quite real.

Feb
11
2014
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Lifting Characters Off the Page

Written by Mooderino

How can you get your characters to talk to you, and how do you make sure that what they have to say is worth reading about?