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Writing

The Sidekick…

Where would Fred be without Barney or Lucy without Ethel?  Or, for that matter, can you imagine Harry Potter without Ron Weasley or Tom Sawyer without Huckleberry Finn?  These main characters have best friends or sidekicks who support them in almost every way, and I am aware that Huckleberry Finn got his own spin-off and… Continue reading The Sidekick…

Free books and a novella
Marketing, Writing

Free books and a novella…

Quick show of hands – how many authors out there have a free book on their website?  I’m sure quite a few do.  Now another quick show of hands – how many of you who have a free book on their website are also selling it on Amazon?  And that book is part of the… Continue reading Free books and a novella…

Types of characters
Writing

Types of characters…

Have you thought of the types of characters used in writing a storyline?  We talk about main characters, secondary characters but what characters do we inadvertently create to keep a story going?  Here are some of the types of characters that you see in stories. Main Character a.k.a. the Protagonist… The story revolves around the… Continue reading Types of characters…

Burnout
Writing

Burnout…when you need to take a break…

I am writing this blog from my dad’s house where I’m currently on vacation with my family.  This week I took my family to see Sequoia National Forest in California.  I had been there once thirty years ago with my parents and sister and wanted to share this experience with my husband and kids.  If… Continue reading Burnout…when you need to take a break…