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Make a Story Come to Life with Characters

One way to make a story really come alive is by giving your reader or listener characters that really resonate. The plot is the character’s story. By telling us a story about someone we can like, be interested in, or identify with, the writing grabs our attention and often our emotions.

Not only will an interesting character get us into the story, it also helps us remember your theme or moral after we put the book back on the shelf. That’s one of the biggest awards for the author.

This month, over on The Write Conversation, I wrote about some tips to help make your characters more real and more acceptable. I hope you like it and you can leave any messages below.

Here is the link to Make the Characters You Create Come to Life.

You Don’t Journey Alone

Spring is arriving around my house. The days are getting longer. Blooms and leaves are popping out seemingly overnight.

And now is a great time to consider your life’s journey. What is the dream you carry and what do you have to do to achieve it?

We all have dreams. Some are bigger than others. Many of them we never strive for because of the real and imaginary obstacles we face.

But what if we knew we didn’t have to face them alone? What if we knew someone with power would be on our side?

Over at The Write Editing, I blogged about what a gift we have that God wants to join us on our life’s journey. You can find the post here.

The Gift of Time

It has rained so much around here. Finally, after at least a week of rain and clouds, the sun has come out today. It is so inviting to run outside. Having grown up on a farm, I can imagine how badly the farmers want to go out and work in their fields.

But the time hasn’t come yet. Although the sun is out, our ground is still saturated. If they tried to drive their tractor into their fields, they are very likely to get stuck, at best they will leave tire ruts where they’ve gone.

That is a good example of many of us. Because we have been stuck in our homes, and not been able to get out and meet our friends and do many of the things we normally enjoy, we’ve become stuck in our ruts of doing the same old same old.

This month, over on The Write Conversation,  I wrote an article about how easy it is to get comfortable, for me it’s in my recliner, and not do the things that I enjoy. That may touch someone else. That God has called me to and given me the opportunity to do.

I’m caught in the web of inertia.

Which is sad, because we only have this allotted time that we’ve been given to do so much.

In my post, you can see where I go into more details on this. Here is the link.

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