Tag: how to write

Diversity in Writing: How to Be Inclusive

Does your story reflect those who may read it? I previously wrote an article titled “Who Are You Writing For?” The focus of that particular blog post centered more so on the content of our stories, rather than the audience. The inspiration for that article was sparked by a comment from a friend. She raised […]

How to Channel Your Creative Muse

How Do You Get Your Muse On? Today, I get to share with you one of my closely held secrets. I will share with you something that very few people may know about me—save for my closest of trusted brethren, those who have been privy enough to be regaled with my deepest of confidences. Until […]

How to Avoid Writing Jerk Heroes and Annoying Heroines

  Are your heroes or heroines worthy….or gag-worthy?   No matter the story, characters are vital–or else there would be nothing to tell. But I believe characterization to be even more vital and complex when writing a romance novel. Unlike a good thriller, mystery, or sci-fi novel—that can stand alone with only one strong protagonist, […]

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How to Create a Worthy Villain

Hero vs. Villain: What makes a good villain? How do you create the perfect character? Creating a good hero is easy–everybody loves a hero. But I believe most of us are reluctant to admit that we love a good villain just as much. I admit it, freely, that I love a worthy villain more so […]