Minor characters=minor importance?

First Hi! I've been at the Wisconsin RWA annual conference. I was the chair this year. Yahoo! It is over. It was a great conference, but it is such a relief to have it behind me. Waves to anyone who was there. :) Today I was reading the new issue of Writer's Digest...

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Are your characters cardboard?

Still chatting about Donald Maass and Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. Thought I forgot, didn't you? This week it's multi-dimensional characters. Maass uses the Artemis Fowl novels to illustrate his point. Even though I haven't read the books, I can see where this...

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Building Scenes…

A couple of days ago I mentioned Alicia Rasley's excellent RWR article on constructing scenes. Well, today during a lovely drive through some truly scary parts of downtown Chicago, I got the chance to re-read the article and make notes. As much for my benefit as...

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