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Fiction File: How a Fictional Detective Can Help You Create Better Characters

How was your weekend? Mine was a standard weekend, pretty much–getting ready for the week after doing some relaxing. Let’s get to it. I watched a teeny bit of the series finale of Monk yesterday. The whole shebang itself apparently went … Continue reading

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Fiction File: 2018, Second Post after the Game, or How Not to Do Fiction…

How’s it going? If you’re soon-to-be-not-new around here, sometimes I write posts that I intend only for fiction writers (Fiction Files) or only for copywriters (Copywriting Codexes). The title betrays me on this deal today, and now that you know, … Continue reading

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I Was Reminded of This TV Character Yesterday

How’s it going? Last post, I mentioned that I’d talk about one of my favorite TV characters (not my all-time favorite), and I figured that should be today, before my writer’s brain gets control of my fingers again and changes … Continue reading

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Why My Brother Got Me Thinking About My Life…

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty much the same–weekly shopping trip, comics, crosswords, and what-have-ya. Anyway, let’s get to it. I didn’t really think of my own life in terms of somebody else’s. Until I remembered that my brother … Continue reading

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What The Lorax Can Teach You About Writing, Inspiration, And Business

Did you have a great weekend? I watched The Lorax movie last Sunday—the one with voiceovers by Zac Efron, Taylor Swift (yes, THAT Taylor), Betty White, and Danny DeVito (hilariously good as the furry forest-protector, by the way). “The Lorax” … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Need Character? Put a Spin on Description, Like This…

I decided to pick up a thread I started here months ago. Yeah, to say I lost track would be an understatement. Back then, I said there are different ways to make characters seem real—even though they’re really not. I … Continue reading

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How Jack Bauer Can Improve Your Writing

I couldn’t wait to see it, Monday night. I didn’t know it had been four whole years since the last episode. There was a set of short commercials during the Super Bowl about this show. I reviewed those here. What … Continue reading

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Pens, Paper, and 2014

I think I need to take a step back… Yesterday, I talked about how to stay motivated and stick to your goals and resolutions. I realized I didn’t talk too much about how to set those goals and resolutions. Why make … Continue reading

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How a Character Sketch Can Pad Any Copywriter’s Cash Stash

Fiction writing needs three things to be successful: plot, setting, and character. And I’d like to focus on a tiny sliver—the character worksheet. The one in my Long Ridge program binder was a two-sided piece of paper. What’s below is … Continue reading

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