Category: Love the Word

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Writer’s Tip: The Qualities of an Ancient Romance

Tropes establish the criteria of a romance, but don’t necessarily fulfill the emotional journey a reader craves.

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Steve Kurkjian the Mastermind: Pulitzer Winning Themes

Kurkjian takes responsibility as a journalist by informing the public of what it lost as a result of the art theft.

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Stephen Kurkjian the Mastermind: Plotting Style

Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Kurkjian brainstorms story structure and plotting.

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Stephen Kurkjian the Mastermind: Presenting Complex Relationships

Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Kurkjian

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The Goals for a Blockbuster Beginning

As much as the hero longs for one thing, his weakness prevents him from having it.

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What’s Your Favorite Type of Romance?

The type of romance you love reveals the issues you are facing in your life.

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Writer’s Tips for Heroes with a Heart

Gestures reveal what the character is thinking, which oftentimes, you can add depth to his role by having them express the opposite of what he is saying.

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Cas Peace on Medieval Storytelling

Peace shares how to craft a fantasy set in medieval times.

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Joyce Sweeney Rocks the Clock

Authoress, Joyce Sweeney, lives the hero’s journey with her writing.

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Wacky Wheeler Hooks

Picture book authoress, Lisa Wheeler, hooks youngsters and their adult readers with snappy poems and ironic plots.

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Clarify the Scenes

A stimulating plot consists of twists and turns, ups and downs, highs and lows – all accomplished by variety in the types of scenes.

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