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Who One of the most important story elements in any writing is: Who. As mentioned in the previous post, The Lead, the first paragraph of a news story should at minimum describe who, what, where, and when. Unless, of course, there is a reason to add why and how in the lead. Who is always Continue Reading

Character Sketches

Character Sketches Character sketches are outlines that offer huge insight into a fictional personality used in a story. In my case, my sketches grow and refine as I go along. When a character first comes along, I set up a sketch that provides some background and back story that helps round out who that person Continue Reading

A Little News

A Little News I got an invitation to an interview from a local author/blogger. I’m participating in the B-Fest, Barnes & Noble Teen Week event. I’ll be in the Spokane Valley Saturday at the Barnes & Noble there. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by. Mostly, this is for teens, and I hope we get Continue Reading

The Gift

This is a holiday short story (about 2,500 words) set in the dystopian future of Sudden Mission, and after the sequel, Nasty Leftovers. Just a gift. It portends some events in the third installment (which is a completed first draft, Dec. 2016). But no spoilers. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas! The Gift Paul Shannon gazed at the Continue Reading

Amy’s Lesson

(This is a short-short story–about 1,500 words–I put together the other day. My thought is to write a third novel following Paul and Amy from Sudden Mission and the sequel, but from Amy’s point of view. So this is an exercise in writing from Amy’s point of view, plus a little view into the dystopian Continue Reading

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