Tag: story

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 […]

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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 […]

Who Are You Writing For…?

Do we write from our hearts, or for acceptance of others? Art is a beautiful thing. As individuals, I believe the greatest contribution we give to society is our own unique brand of expression. Whether you are an artist, writer, painter, sculptor, performer, musician, or actor; our unique ability to create and share with others, […]

Plot Challenges: Does it make sense?

You’ve written a great story, but how does that translate into it becoming a great book? As writers, do we all dream of being the next James Patterson, J.K. Rowling, Sylvia Day, or E.L. James? What does it really take to become one of the greats? For me, I can’t say I aspire to be […]