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Novel Fridays: Protagonist Icebreakers

January 9, 2015

Happy Friday, novelists! I hope you’ve had productive weeks. Today we’re going to talk about character. Imagine sitting in an otherwise empty room with a stranger. The lighting in the room is bad–you can’t really see the other person, but you do know she’s there. [...]

Novel Fridays: Research, Research, Research

January 2, 2015

Happy New Year and congratulations, writers! You have officially navigated the holiday season. Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or not at all in December, it’s time to pursue those big projects you’ve resolved to start–or even finish–in 2015. Get ready to apply some [...]