Tag Archives: Writing

A Wound of the Heart: Forged in Fire #MFRWhooks #SciFi #Pietas

Welcome to MFRW Book Hooks. Members of Marketing for Romance Writers holds this weekly blog hop as a way to encourage active participation in the group and with each other. A Wound of the Heart: Forged in Fire is the name … Continue reading

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Easily search your computer for character mentions #MFRWhooks #SciFi

Welcome to Book Hooks! This is a blog hop with Marketing for Romance Writers authors. Click links at the end to visit the other hops. Today’s post is on character mentions. How to find any mention of a character in … Continue reading

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Layering emotion into characters: Writing Pietas #writerslife #writers

What does layering emotion into characters mean? Isn’t writing: “No!” he screamed angrily telling instead of showing? Yes, it is. So how do you add emotion without telling the reader what the emotion is? Here’s how to show, not tell. To … Continue reading

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Fun Facts Solar Eclipse 2017 #solareclipse #eclipse2017

While researching the solar eclipse happening in 2017, I discovered some fun facts. Here they are, in no particular order. The last total solar eclipse in the continental United States was 38 years ago on Feb 26, 1979. The one … Continue reading

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When Your Villain isn’t a Villain #writerslife #amediting

Villain: wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately; principal bad character in a film or work of fiction (WordWeb). I’d like to add to that: character who refuses to cooperate with your plot. I started with the definition … Continue reading

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Character Flaws: Narcissism, Writing Pietas #amediting #scifi

One way writers allow readers to connect with a hero is to give him serious character flaws. In  Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas, Pietas begins as an arrogant narcissist with a superiority complex. He is sooo above puny … Continue reading

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