Creative Series IV: Populating Our Story with Characters

Creative Series IV: Populating Our Story with Characters

This part of our Creative Series will cover characters. Characters are a very important part of every good story. Characters are the primary colors of your plot. Without characters, a story can become a lifeless, dull, carcass of a plot which loses the reader’s interest. It is the writer’s job to create interesting characters to […]

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Creative Series IV: Meeting Your Muse

Creative Series IV: Meeting Your Muse

Today is the day that we meet our muse. What I will be doing from this point to the end of the series, is creating a storyline and finished product online. For the next few parts in our series, we will literally create a story from this blog, using all of the tools that we have covered.

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Creative Series IV: Planning, Outlining and Editing…A Second Set of Eyes

Creative Series IV: Planning, Outlining and Editing…A Second Set of Eyes

Welcome to the final leg of our journey as writers, authors, poets, scriptwriters, playwrights and authors.

It is time to begin planning what we are going to write.

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Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Creative Series III: Dialogue, Breathing Life Into Our Characters and Stories

Dialogue is how we can allow our characters to breathe life into our story. It is important to allow our characters to “own” their part of the printed page. What do I mean by making this statement? What happens when we do not allow the voices and images that we have in our minds and […]

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Creative Series III: Action in our stories. Too Much or Too Little?

Creative Series III: Action in our stories. Too Much or Too Little?

Action is an important part of many stories. Normally, this scene is what many people envision as action. A majority of readers and often new writers, envision action involving war, death or some kind of danger. The description of action does not need to employ such techniques. Action is often used as a kind of […]

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Creative Series III: Perspective and Point of View. How Character Dialogue and Narrative Can Tell A Story

Creative Series III: Perspective and Point of View. How Character Dialogue and Narrative Can Tell A Story

Is any story is best told, when the author (or writer) is not telling YOU the story?

That choice is up to you, the writer. We are discussing specific techniques: Third person perspective, Second Person perspective and first person perspective.

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Creative Series III: Breathing Life Into Your Characters and Your Story

How does a writer breathe life into their story? People are the spice of life. Modern day storyteller/songwriters like Jim Croce and Harry Chapin were instrumental in exposing us for what we are – stories. They were part of a generation when many stories were told in song. It was a time that harkened back to ancient […]

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The Newest Peeve Post: “Peeved About Relatives”

The Newest Peeve Post: “Peeved About Relatives”

Click here to head over to my newest post! If you’re one of those people who has been feeling ransacked, waylaid and dismayed about your relatives, or their visits, this Peeve post is for you! In this post, I discuss many of the problems that happen, can happen or do happen to you when relatives […]

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Creative Series III: The Creative Writer

Creative Series III: The Creative Writer

Some of us DO have problems writing (or thinking of what or how we want to express ourselves) at times. The writing process, especially writing when you don’t “feel” like writing or downright procrastinating about your writing can happen for all kinds of reasons. You could be feeling ill, emotional or just lazy. So as a writer, what do you do?

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The Monster Awakens…

Okay, I have started the engine for 5Artz. My partner feels that we are ready to start and that I am being too obsessive about wanting to ensure we have a perfect or near perfect website before we get started. I will confer with Bill Guthrie, but I am sure he will agree. I have […]

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