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What Does Story Need to Provide? Part One, Believable Character Development

What Does Story Need to Provide? Part One, Believable Character Development

My apologies for the radio silence the past few weeks! I didn’t realize I needed a hiatus until it simply happened, but I’m back and good to go! Today, as my title states, I’m going to discuss character development after recently […]

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Female Antiheroes, Where Are You?

Female Antiheroes, Where Are You?

My apologies for not getting a post up the past few weeks. Life exploded two weeks ago and I was exhausted when things finally calmed down and then last week I got quite sick and was not close to recovered by the […]

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Why Not: An Argument

Why Not: An Argument

Last week, I shared an image I saw on Facebook. In it, a Tumblr user paraphrases interactions they’ve had regarding characters of the non-white, non-cisgendered, non-heterosexual variety: “Why is this character xyz?” The author’s answer: “Why not?” So I posted […]

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Relationships and Character Definition

Relationships and Character Definition

I have relationships on the brain today. Whether we’re talking about real or fabricated people and their relationships, the important part to think about concerns why those people are in a relationship. What’s the connection? The drive? The emotion? The […]

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Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

“Diversity” is one of those leading terms in the writing world right now. Issues related to the call for diversity are complex and many-layered and come into play on every level of the publishing industry. Today, I’m only focusing on […]

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Catching Those Stereotypes

Catching Those Stereotypes

After months of exchanging short Facebook messages and reorganizing calendars, Kate and I got a chance to meet up on Sunday. As usual, our conversation eventually made its way around to writing. We’re both trying to hit the same deadline […]

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