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naming characters

Naming Characters: Three Tips

December 21, 2015 5:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Naming Characters Tip #1. Don’t give characters names that begin with the same initial. If you have two characters Richard and Robert, it’s going to be difficult for your readers to tell them apart when reading at normal speed. It will not help to change their names to, say, Rick... read more

Julie Tetel Andresen covers the various romance novel genres.

Romance Subgenres: An Overview

November 30, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My quest as a writer is to mine the riches of as many romance subgenres of this wide-ranging art form as I possibly can. The major division is between historical and contemporary: Historical Romance Subgenres Location and century organize this, one of the largest romance subgenres. The following time-periods qualify... read more

know your value

Know Your Value: Mika Brzezinski

November 23, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On November 20th I attended the Know Your Value event hosted by Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe in Orlando. It was the last of a nationwide effort focused on empowering women to express their worth in business and in life. The other cities on the tour were Philadelphia, DC, Chicago,... read more

story ideas

Story Ideas: How to Come Up With Them

November 9, 2015 9:00 am Published by 3 Comments

An upfront refinement: the challenge isn’t coming up with story ideas. The challenge is coming up with your interpretation of the plot you have chosen from the finite pool of story ideas that have existed for all time. So a surefire way to come up with story ideas is to... read more