How to Bring Your Characters to Life - Ep. 005

What is a story without vivid and interesting characters? Not much of a story at all. Our goal as writers is to create characters our readers will care about. You can give readers an exciting and thrilling plot, even give them edge-of-the-seat suspense, but without memorable characters, your readers will quickly lose interest.

How to Write Beginnings that Capture the Minds of Your Readers - Ep. 004

Beginnings are challenging because they carry so much weight in the overall story. They need to grip the reader’s attention, enticing them to want to experience the adventure that follows. But how do we do this effectively? In today's episode, I share 6 tips on how to write beginnings that capture the minds of your readers.


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