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Novel Setting

Consider this. Your setting is a character in your story. The way it looks can set the mood and tone. It’s flaws and strengths can weave through your plot, impacting how your characters act and think. Better yet, it can be a pool of water at the bottom of well, [...]

Naming Characters

I hate naming characters. For some writers, this is the fun part. The part where they spend hours on baby name sites, researching names with meanings that fit their characters. I love research, but this process is agonizing. When I begin a story, I don’t really know who my character [...]