Tag Archives: Character development

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Batman Begins & Character Development 03/06/15

Awesome happened last night, but it didn’t happen while I worked on edits for chapter two. It happened while I was watching Batman Begins. I realize this first Batman movie by Christopher Nolan wasn’t as big a hit as The … Continue reading

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Today’s ConNooga Panel Schedule: 02/27/15

Here is today’s ConNooga Panel Schedule. If I’m not on panels, I will be at the Dark Oak Press and Media table, so please drop by and say hi! Friday 1:00pm – Examining the Spiritual in Gaming 4:00pm – Explore … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Dual Duty Scenes = Action + Character Development 02/17/15

As I work through the first draft of this urban fantasy pulp novella, I keep trying to remind myself of three things: –The scene in Sweet Home Alabama where the heroine tells her dad she is getting married. —Indiana Jones … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s ConNooga 2015 Panel Schedule

I have received my panel schedule for ConNooga. If I’m not on panels, I will be at the Dark Oak Press and Media table, so please let drop by and say hi! Friday 1:00pm – Examining the Spiritual in Gaming … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid to Write Your Characters into Corners. That’s When Awesome Happens!

You’ve written you characters into a corner. Now what? Before you hit the “Delete” button, seize the opportunity to create a little magic. A one of my author friends, Chris Smith, and I were sharing stories across Facebook the other night, … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Creating a Believable Setting

Creating a believable setting can help your readers suspend their disbelief and accept the make-believe elements in your story. Author Lakin Konieczny (read her blog here) left a great comment on one of my blog posts, explaining how she creates … Continue reading

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The Magic of a Good Story

Making Make-Believe Believable: A story’s true magic has nothing to do with fantasy elements. Don’t neglect the essence of storytelling simply because you write speculative fiction. First and foremost, it’s important to understand why people read fiction. Readers want to … Continue reading

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