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Writing | Allison Gorner:

Creating Emotionally Rich Characters

Creating characters that resonate with readers can be difficult. As writers, we have the tendency to strive to design the perfect character. Like an artist at the potter’s wheel, we take a nondescript hunk of clay, and we mold, shape, and smooth it until we cultivate the traits, behaviours, and actions of the perfect character.…

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5 Types of Supporting Characters

You’ve nailed down your main character and constructed a worthy adversary and now need to flesh out the cast and people your book. You need more characters.Well-developed supporting characters help to create a more rounded protagonist and reinforce the story between the protagonist and the antagonist. Supporting characters work in harmony with the main character…

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10 Tips for Receiving Critique with Resilience

Having fellow writers and professionals read and critique your work is a necessary step on the way to publication, but hearing all that is wrong with the words you poured your heart and soul into can feel stressful and disheartening. It doesn’t have to be this way. When you embrace the critique with resilience (the…

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The Um’s and Ah’s of Writing

Have you ever been excited to read a book, only to find you’ve read chapter one three times and you just can’t get into it? There are dozens of reasons the writing might not grab you, but it could be as simple as the writer including too many filler words. These words creep into all kinds of writing, and can trip up your reader. But they’re easy to fix once you know where to look for them, so keep reading to find out how…

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The Home Office: Barbori Garnet

Diversifying Your Income Sources

Creating and growing several sources of income is important for writers to implement. Why? Because when one stream of income slows down or dries up, you still have other areas which are bringing in money to cover your expenses. Below are some suggestions on avenues to develop to bring in income from many streams.

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