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Amy Reads & Writes: Writing Characters No One Likes  writing, characters, story arcs, character flaws

Amy Reads & Writes: Writing Characters No One Likes writing, characters, story arcs, character flaws

"Fire" Writing Prompt #20 Fire arced through the sky! Here's a writing prompt for you on your Monday morning!  Anything that you write using this prompt for inspiration is one hundred percent yours!  Tweak this prompt to fit your needs or use it as a jumping point to start your novel,   #amwriting #fire #writing #writing prompt

"Fire" Writing Prompt #20 Fire arced through the sky! Here's a writing prompt for you on your Monday morning! Anything that you write using this prompt for inspiration is one hundred percent yours! Tweak this prompt to fit your needs or use it as a jumping point to start your novel, #amwriting #fire #writing #writing prompt

All my writing clients work with model books. By analyzing what worked in another book, you can determine what might work in yours. Pick apart the model book. Can you chart the arc of the story? Where does it open? Where is the midpoint in the plot? Where is the climax? Look at the characters. Where are they introduced? Are there any subplots? Where do the subplots get resolved?  For more on model books see: http://debmcleod.com/using-a-model-book.

All my writing clients work with model books. By analyzing what worked in another book, you can determine what might work in yours. Pick apart the model book. Can you chart the arc of the story? Where does it open? Where is the midpoint in the plot? Where is the climax? Look at the characters. Where are they introduced? Are there any subplots? Where do the subplots get resolved? For more on model books see: http://debmcleod.com/using-a-model-book.

10 Ways Plot Structure Influences Character Arc | Mystery Writing is Murder. This should be required reading for any new (and old) author!

10 Ways Plot Structure Influences Character Arc | Mystery Writing is Murder. This should be required reading for any new (and old) author!

The Change Arc is all about the Lie Your Character Believes. His life may be horrible, or his life may seem pretty great. But, festering under the surface, is the Lie.

The Change Arc is all about the Lie Your Character Believes. His life may be horrible, or his life may seem pretty great. But, festering under the surface, is the Lie.

Why does your character believe his Lie in the first place? To find the answer, start looking for something your character's ghost. Part 4 of my series "Creating Stunning Character Arcs."

Why does your character believe his Lie in the first place? To find the answer, start looking for something your character's ghost. Part 4 of my series "Creating Stunning Character Arcs."

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