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    Writer’s Corner: How to Writer Better Characters

    When you’re writing a story, one of the key focus should be, besides the plot, the characters. Too often good stories fall short of being great because the characters were not three-dimensional. It is super important to get your readers to become invested in your characters. Because more often than not, they are reading the story to see if the character they are rooting for succeeded. Tip 1# Make your characters likeable.  There’s a fine line between a likeable character and an unlikeable character. Contrary to popular belief, you can write antagonists who are likeable. For example, in my story The Backyard Tales, Shekar’s dad Mr. Roy is a likeable…

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    The Rules of Writing a Short Story

    Some Thoughts About When You Write A Short Story I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. Even a couple of months back, when someone would come up to me – tell me they read my work, congratulate and launch into the story of their own struggles with writing – it would irk me just a little bit. Writing was after all my comfort zone. The safe spot, as most of my cats would put it. But over time, I realized, there are more than enough stories for all of us to tell. There is more than enough ways to tell same tale too. In fact, it would actually…

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    #WritersCorner: The Writer’s Block

    Stephen King was once asked how does he write to which he replied, “Oh, usually one word at a time.” It’s a funny answer but if you really think about it then writers for the most part are divided into two categories: i.                    Those who believe in writer’s block ii.                 Those who dismiss it. For my part, I have both believed and not believed in writer’s block for a number of reasons. There’s a rather funny definition of writer’s block wherein one believes it occurs when your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you. Because let’s face it all our ideas and stories seem to come from this mysterious Source.…