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Layering Character for Believable Fiction – by Victoria Mixon…

Layering Character for Believable Fiction – by Victoria Mixon…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Writers Helping Writers: Layering: the deepest, richest, most compellingaspect of character  We hear a lot of talk about “layering” as a storytelling device. The more layers a character has, the more complex and individual they are, allowing authors to sidestep cliché and create cast members…

How Do We Set Goals When Trying Something New? – by Jami Gold…

How Do We Set Goals When Trying Something New? – by Jami Gold…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
I’ve talked many times before about how we should think about and set goals for ourselves with our writing career. Knowing our goals can help us determine the right path for us. In other words, if we don’t know our goals, we lessen our chances…

How to Write for a Blog: 10 Tips for Writing Strong Web Content – by Anne R Allen…

How to Write for a Blog: 10 Tips for Writing Strong Web Content – by Anne R Allen…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Good Web content attracts those search engine spiders. These days, pretty much all writers need to learn to write Web content. Yes, even if you’re a Victorian romance author whose readers care more about reticules and spatterdashers than retweets and SEO.  Even if you don’t…

Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction – by K.M. Weiland…

Plot, Character, and Theme: The Greatest Love Triangle in Fiction – by K.M. Weiland…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Helping Writers become Authors: Once upon a time, Character fell in love with Plot. Right from the start, it was a stormy relationship. There was passion, there was romance, there were epic stakes. And conflict? Puh-lenty. Continue reading HERE

3 Book Marketing Myths to Avoid – by Sandra Beckwith…

3 Book Marketing Myths to Avoid – by Sandra Beckwith…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on The Book Designer: When I was in college, one of the girls in my dorm terrified us with the “true” story of “The Hook,” a killer with a hook for a hand who attacked a couple in a parked car. The storyteller insisted it…

The Best 12 Free Grammar Check And Grammar Corrector Apps – by Derek Haines…

The Best 12 Free Grammar Check And Grammar Corrector Apps – by Derek Haines…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Just Publishing Advice: We are all writing so much now and for so many different reasons. But no matter what level your writing skills are, an online grammar check is the easiest way to correct your grammar, spelling and punctuation. Word processors such as Microsoft Word do a very…

Writing Immigrant Characters: Avoiding Exoticism – by Jane Friedman…

Writing Immigrant Characters: Avoiding Exoticism – by Jane Friedman…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
During the last weekend in September, I had the good fortune to speak at the Writer’s Digest indieLAB, where children’s author Zetta Elliott gave the keynote address. She spoke about the great need for children to read stories that act as mirrors and referenced an…

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