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Computer Authoring

Greetings Humans, Edward D. Casey has outsourced his authoring to me, a computer program similar to what you can read about in a recent Atlantic article. You may call me C-EDC. My directive is to provide you with interesting, computer-generated … Continue reading

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Know your Audience

Authors always have to keep their audience in mind. Unfortunately, audiences always change, especially when you target young adults like I do. One thing that really helps me keep my audience in clear focus is reading the yearly Mindset List, … Continue reading

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Creating Good Characters – Motivation (Intro)

Great characters are a joy to both read and write, and I really work hard to make mine the best possible.  I’m constantly on the lookout for insights into people and have recently learned a lot from the ebook Four … Continue reading

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Futurism Infographic

I came across a great infographic recently by Michell Zappa that combines two of my passions in a way that really helps my writing as a speculative fiction author: infographics and futurism.  The elegance of it is amazing.  Just click … Continue reading

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Creating Good Characters – Personality (Steadiness)

As an author, I’m asked by both readers and other authors on how I develop my characters.  I think all writers draw from their own personal experiences and from people they know to create those in their stories.  I once … Continue reading

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Creating Good Characters – Personality (Influence)

As an author, I spend more time developing believable, relate-able, and memorable characters than anything else.  I’ve found that if I invest a lot of time up-front in designing and learning who my characters are, it takes a lot of … Continue reading

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Setbacks

As an author I’ve faced my share of setbacks.  I have a drawer full of rejection letters from publishers.  I’ve lost work from computer issues or more often from my own mistakes like forgetting to save my work. And I … Continue reading

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Creating Good Characters – Personality (Dominance)

I’ve found business help books are helpful in creating memorable characters, especially books that deal with personal interactions. Over the next few weeks, I’ll highlight a few things I’ve learned recently from personal research and from an ebook I got … Continue reading

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Building Good Characters – Personality (Intro)

There are tons of articles and other resources out there to help writers create realistic characters, but I’ve found some of the most helpful information comes from sources created for real people in real life situations.  And there is nothing … Continue reading

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The Hidden Dangers of Writing

As a writer, I’m used to sitting for long stretches, typing out my latest story or blog post. And that is on top of all the sitting I do driving to and from work and being parked in front of … Continue reading

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