Tag Archives: Character development

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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Writing Villains: Lessons from Bane and The Dark Knight Rises

A writer’s work is never finished. Ideas, inspirations, to-do lists, and drafts flood our thoughts and our time. The act of writing should not stop when we turn off our computers. We can draw inspiration and instruction on writing from … Continue reading

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