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Posts Tagged ‘character’

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

For the first time in awhile, I took a break from reading YA novels the last week of this summer, and devoured all three of the Stieg Larsson books. I refer to them fondly as The Dragon Girl Who Played with Fire Hornets. I heard a few complaints about how they were badly written, but […]

philosophoetic post: story=fire

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This post was going to be about: How a writer knows if a story is a stand alone or the first of a series? But something funny happens this late at night and I begin to wax philosphoetic (my newest word!). This post is actually an essay comparing storytelling with making fire and ultimately why […]

More Character

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I’m going to ramble a little bit more about character today, because I’ve come across some interesting discussions, and when it comes to a good story, character is everything. What makes a good character? I know for me, I like quirky characters. People who find themselves in odd situations and have to get unstuck using […]

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