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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A to Z Theme Reveal - Oh the Thinks You Can Think!

Written by Jessica Marcarelli

My theme reveal for the A to Z Blogging Challenge in April: 26 days, 26 posts.

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
18
2014
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Bad Habits from Good People

Written by Jay Noel

I've been beta reading a lot lately, and I'm noticing a trend in some bad habits by some very good people...