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The Number One Tool to Help Writers Create 3-Dimensional Characters in Story Aug 26, 2022

We hear it all the time. “Characters need to be three-dimensional.” But this exhortation can feel vague and confusing when it comes to story execution. What we need are specific action...

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Four Crucial Insights to Help Writers Create Better Characters Jul 29, 2022

As writers, we know that the most important part of any story is character. At the end of the day, our readers won’t care about the plot or about how cleverly your story is executed if they...

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Two Simple Techniques to Undermine the Readers’ Expectations and Keep Them Emotionally Hooked Jun 30, 2022

The essence of story is that the plot unfolds because of the choices a character makes under pressure to achieve a particular goal. Without a primary objective, there is no story, because...

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Four Essential Truths to Help Writers Reveal True Character in Story Apr 23, 2022

A client called me recently because she couldn't figure out how to reveal to her audience who her character really was at heart. This is one of the most important things we must do as storytellers....

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5 Keys to Keeping Your Main Character Active and Not Passive Mar 26, 2022

One of the most important rules of story is that your main character must drive the action of the story. He cannot be passive. When you have a passive character, it means that things are happening...

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Five Clever Techniques to Make Your Audience Care Feb 27, 2022

One of the most important skills you can learn as a writer is how to draw your readers into your story and keep them invested all the way to the end. You start by creating a character that is...

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A Writer's Self-Worth: How Writers can Overcome Performance-Based Value - Part 2 Dec 25, 2021

When I wrote part one of this post, I had no idea that part two would land on Christmas Day. Christmas, where Christians celebrate the birth of the Savior, who came to deliver us from the just...

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Why the World Needs Stories about Heroes - Part 2 Sep 25, 2021

When you think about heroes, what comes to mind? Somebody from your family? Superman? Maybe an historical figure who did something great? For me, the word “Hero” makes me think of my...

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The Well Creativity Conference - WATCH Zena's Keynote Presentation Day 2! Apr 24, 2021

On Day 2 of The Well, Zena Dell Lowe delivered her second keynote presentation. This time she focused on the power of visual images -- particularly the power of storytellers who use visual images...

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