Tag Archives: Protagonist

From Zero to First Draft

I have almost finished the first draft to my most current novel. It has taken me roughly six months to arrive at this point in the process. This is how long it usually takes me to write a first draft … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name, Would The Character Be The Same?

I’ve never really liked my name. When I was really young, I couldn’t pronounce it. Later, in elementary school, I had  a heck of a time spelling it. In secondary school, I got teased because of it. At that point, … Continue reading

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Even Wallflowers Get the Blues

When I was a kid, I grew up with a variety of people in my family. The ones who kept to themselves and behaved were biologically related to me. The others, the ones who wound up in jail or had … Continue reading

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