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Originally posted 2016-10-04 20:00:58. Depth of Character: Character Focus (protagonist/antagonist) NOTE: YOU DO NOT have to have a “hero/villain” in your story. This is only if you decide you want to have them. And yes, I’m adding a new creation of Antivillain because it’s important that people are able to have characters who are complex….

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Originally posted 2016-10-04 12:00:41. Title: Starship Troopers Author: Robert Heinlein Published: 1959 Pages: 263 Genre: Science Fiction Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ The inner workings of outer space warfare might be a little advanced for younger readers, but Heinlein goes easy on the gory details. Click here for the Common Sense Media Guide! Synopsis: In a flimsily-justified effort to “be his own…

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Originally posted 2016-10-02 12:00:03. Plotting Plots Today’s focus is going to be starting to develop an actual story that gels together. Working off the principal that you’re no a ‘pantser’ but are a ‘planner’, we’re going to need to suss out some finer details. We’re gonna KISS it all up as much as possible, but…

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Originally posted 2016-09-25 12:00:50. Today’s focus is going to be “The Basic Five”. This is a technique many writers (myself included) use when we’re starting a raw project from scratch. For the sake of continuity, let’s go visit the KISS method again. I’ll try to keep these as light as possible, so you can get…

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Originally posted 2016-08-30 08:00:26. Day 30 of the August Book Photo Challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s prompt is “Freebie.” Today I wanted to talk about a new book that I have recently listened on Audible called You by Caroline Kepnes. If you have not read this one yet, stop what you are doing and get a copy right…

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Originally posted 2016-08-27 08:00:16. Day 27 of the August Book Photo Challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s prompt is “Coffee or Tea? .” Earl Grey Tea, Hot, with Milk, leave the teabag in, and make sure that it’s mug handle pointing to my right side (I usually hold my book in my left hand). If there’s a…

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Originally posted 2016-08-26 08:00:45. Day 26 of the August Book Photo Challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s prompt is “Guilty Pleasure.” Yeah, I know that the previews for the movie starring Shailene Woodley told the tale of a shameless sob-fest aimed particularly at teenage girls. The fact that I wasn’t scared off completely from The Fault in…

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Originally posted 2016-08-24 17:00:17. How does one define a good author? Does their writing style stand out? Do they craft stories that pull you into their world so much that you want to live there? (or at least visit…unless you truly WANT to live in Westeros) Did they write a perfect character that embodies everything…

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Originally posted 2016-08-24 08:00:16. Going to take the easy way out on this challenge!! Below are links that will send you straight to some of my favourite blog people! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do! Geeks and Geeklets (of course!) DekaSteps UpGradual A Holy Experience – Ann Voskamp Single Dad Laughing…

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Originally posted 2016-08-23 08:00:29. Day 23 of the August Book Photo Challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s prompt is “Fictional BF/GF.” Well, my boy is always and forever going to be Bilbo Baggins. He was my secret crush. Literally. When the book was discovered when I was little, my first copy of The Hobbit was burned…

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Originally posted 2016-08-22 08:00:18. Day 22 of the August Book Photo Challenge with Books and Cupcakes!  Today is suppose to be a book store…but my bookstore is the library.  We spend an insane amount of time at the library and our haul is kind of crazy all the time.  Because we are homeschoolers I get…

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Originally posted 2016-08-21 12:00:36. As we near the end of August and Books & Cupcakes Book Photo Challenge, the theme is “Longest Book”. For this, I chose a classic, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Not the Broadway musical, the book. This is a long one. My sister read it over her kindle to watch the percentage complete…

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