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Guest Stacey Ballis on What a Character!

Guest Stacey Ballis on What a Character!

[Stacey Ballis (Good Enough to Eat, The Spinster Sisters, Room for Improvement, the rest in Bibliography) is known for her strong, believable characters — including a character strong and realistic enough to change a reader’s life (see Fan Mail: An Author’s Most Memorable Reward, II). In today’s guest post, the author details the questions she asks when creating those true-to-life characters.] What a Character! As an author, I never get tired of hearing from my readers…those little e-mails or tweets…

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Guest Robin Antalek on Raising (Writing) Good Characters

Guest Robin Antalek on Raising (Writing) Good Characters

[Robin Antalek, in her debut novel The Summer We Fell Apart, (Facebook) introduces the reader to four main characters — all siblings in a dysfunctional family. In today’s guest post she describes the toil and toll required to birth, develop, and then let each one go out into the world…even beyond the book’s pages.] During the process of writing The Summer We Fell Apart I was a mess. These characters and their lives were so demanding of my emotional well-being…

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