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How to Create Realistic Characters

Would you want to follow the story of someone who is as boring as an empty gum wrapper? Would you be emotionally invested if the characters all seem to be the same two-dimensional person? Even if you write a plot-driven book, you need interesting characters that the reader can identify with. Otherwise, all the stuff […]

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Writing Prompts: Being Thankful

You are born with nothing but your body, so anything in addition to that is a gift, something to be thankful for. And anything you lose, isn’t really lost because it’s not really something that was yours to begin with. Sometimes it helps when I think of that and it does make me a more […]

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Plotting Your Plot

Whether or not you’re a Plotterhead or a Wing-it Person, at one point, some form of plotting is handy. Especially, if like me, you write mysteries. Most of the time I still surprise myself, but before I start it’s handy to know in which direction I want to go. Much like a road trip where […]

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Tips On How To Wing It

One of my favourite parts about winging it as a writer is the feeling I get every time I sit down behind my laptop. With a sense of excitement, I follow my characters. Just like a reader, I don’t know what will happen next. I’m sure it has both downsides and upsides to write that […]

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How I Start a Novel

Every writer has their own process when it comes to tackling a new novel. Imagine sitting in the middle of your room while a story is bubbling to the surface surrounded by an explosion of post-its. Or perhaps staring out the window or at your partner’s face while a story crawls up to your conscious […]

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Writing My Characters

Recently I got a question about how I write my characters. Since I write character-driven stories, characters are important. They have to be real, complex, and relatable. I never put pen to paper if I don’t know who they are. If I haven’t had a shrink session with them in my head, then I can’t […]

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Motivation, You Evil Temptress!

The Writer sits behind her laptop, biting her nails and compulsively checking her email. It has been a few weeks since she queried two agents. When will they get back at her? And there it is, the ping of DREAD. Because the ping could be the doorway that leads to all her dreams, or it […]

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Morgan W. Silver

Looking for a Great Book to Read? Look No Further!

When Clara arrives in the picturesque village of Greystone to work as a maid, things are about to get nasty. And not just because she’s decided to open the door to her past and pull off one more con. This con is different, though. It’s personal. She just doesn’t realise how personal, yet. Because she’s about to make friends, she’s about to care, and worst of all, she can’t stop thinking about that charming detective who seems both suspicious and drawn to her. This might become a mess she won't be able to clean up. But things get messier when someone ends up dead. Her street smarts come in handy, though, and she’s about to find out she’s maid for murder.

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