Category Archives: protagonists

Readers

Free week and I am going to ask my dear writing friends how they find what we call “Beta Readers”. I have not had great success with finding people who ‘get’ my kind of writing. I have asked those who … Continue reading

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I’d Land on an Island

This week we were asked: If you had an unlimited amount of funds and time to visit any place in the world to do research for a book, where would you go? Do you have a project in mind? Absolutely! … Continue reading

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Do You Know Bob and Mary Sue?

On these, our “Free Weeks”, more often than not, I like to stay on writing. In doing so, I’d like to formally introduce you to two people whom I had seen and heard, but until recently, I didn’t know their … Continue reading

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Heroes and….Heroines?

This week we are discussing our favorite literary heroes and heroines… do we use the word “heroine” anymore? Is it considered sexist, like “poetess”, “authoress” and “actress”? It’s ironic, really, that it was ever used because “Hero” in mythology was, … Continue reading

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Excuses, Excuses

The question of the week is what makes a ‘good’ villain in a story. The answer is basically easy: Good writing. But of course, there is more to it than that. Does a villain need a backstory? Do we need … Continue reading

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Good Books,Good Movies?

This week’s question is: What books do we think would make good movies? That is harder to answer than I first thought. There is usually a great deal of change between book and getting it to the screen. In some … Continue reading

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“Unhappy, Darling?”

This week we are discussing whether we prefer happily-ever-after, (HEA), or happy-for-now, (HFN), endings to stories. Tragic endings were not offered as an option, but all of us touched on that type of ending. [If you don’t recognized the title, … Continue reading

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