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Creating Characters That Readers Love: 3 Tips for Writers

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Walt Gragg, author of ‘The Red Line,’ shares with us and you his tips for creating unforgettable characters readers will surely love. One of the great things about being a writer is that you get to meet so many other writers along the way. From the extremely famous to the highly obscure, the chance to interact and talk about the trade with others who are a part of this business happens for most of us at least a couple of times each year. Something you soon learn is that none of us goes about the process of creating a novel in exactly the same way. There are as many approaches to this craft as there are people writing. No one…

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Why I Don’t Regret Failing the NaNoWriMo Challenge. Twice.

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For authors, November isn’t just a month of pumpkins and first snows. It’s also NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, that time of year where thousands of writers across the world dedicate themselves to writing a novel in just one month. When I first heard about NaNoWriMo, I knew I wanted to try. As an author, one of my biggest struggles is with motivation, staying on track and forcing myself to finish projects. I tend to start new books every time I’m frustrated with a current draft, which means I have about 50 first chapters to 50 different novels I’m planning on writing some day. It was with this attitude that I decided to throw myself into NaNoWriMo the first…

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