Character, Concept & Cause

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Have you ever read a book that conveys an interesting concept but the story didn’t keep you invested to the end? Or a story where the cause was seemingly really important but you found yourself not really caring if they won or lost?

It’s most likely because the story was too focused on the concept or cause, and not on the character. In other words, we cannot care what happens to a character’s world, until we care about the characters who live in it.

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Get Organized. Get Writing.

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Quick poll.

How many of you when you roll out of bed in the morning find your house and writing project in perfect order?

There’s a rich aroma of rainforest coffee wafting through the quiet and dark house as you sit down to your clean desk and boot up your laptop. You pull up your documents and immediately your fingers start flying over the keyboard. No hunting around for your charger, no searching for that character chart you filled out yesterday, or your hand drawn map—it’s all there and ready to go.

If “that’ll be the day…” is your response, this post is for you.

Getting organized is often the bane of a writer’s existence. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few helpful tips I’ve picked up along the bumpy writer’s road.
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