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Character Motivations and Emotions

Thought of the Week How do you feel a character’s emotions and motivations? How do you write them well? Personal Recently I had someone in my monthly writing group point out a bad bit of plotting and a major character motivation issue, all in chapter 4, the chapter where I feel my book really gets… Continue reading Character Motivations and Emotions

My Writing · Writing Resources

Getting Out of a No-writing Spell

A No-writing Spell I’m trying to get out of a no writing spell. It’s been really tough because I’m still battling writers discouragement syndrome. That’s not a real thing by the way, it’s just what I’m calling it when a writer feels discouraged and doesn’t believe in his or her own writing. Follow What You… Continue reading Getting Out of a No-writing Spell

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Battling Discouraged Writer Syndrome

Lately I’ve fallen into a terrible pattern of writer’s discouragement. I doubt that my writing is good, and I do less writing. I compare myself too much to other writers. Yesterday I finally forced myself to read some notes and got some ideas for revising the next chapter of my fantasy novel. So today, here… Continue reading Battling Discouraged Writer Syndrome