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How To Bring Characters To Life In The Writing Process

You’ve got your story. You’ve built your world. All the pieces are falling into place. Now, all that’s left to do is create your characters, but it’s not as simple as choosing a name and moving forward. You have to ...
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Zootopia: Underlying Themes

Disney recently released a new animated movie, Zootopia, which is packed full of cultural undertones and messages. After hearing rave reviews from my friends, and the 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomato, I knew I had to go see it ...
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The Creative Process Behind Character Development

A story can’t get very far without characters. Whether they be human, animal, or nature personified, they are there driving the plot forward. Characters are the key to connecting the audience to the story, but it’s not as easy as ...
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World Building: How To Create a Culture In Your Story

Earlier this year, I wrote about the process of creating a world that will draw in your readers and make them not want to leave it when the story is done. If you haven’t read that post, you can check ...
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Implementing Setting into your Story

When writing, there are some essential story elements you need to take into consideration, and setting is one of those aspects. In fact, I believe that the setting of a story is almost as important as the characters. The locations ...
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The Art of Worldbuilding

One of the most important jobs of a writer is to draw your readers/viewers into a world that is completely believable — a place where they can explore both the familiar and the unfamiliar, and get lost in a world ...
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Why I Write in My Free Time

Writing has been around for thousands and thousands of years. 129,864,880 books have been published in all of modern history, according to Google. That is a lot of pages and words, and much more than anyone will ever be able ...