Tag Archives: adding realism

Writing with your nose

Smell.  It’s everywhere we go.  It keeps us safe, helps us remember, it finds the goodies in the kitchen.  Yet, how often do we use this sense in writing? For the most part, thinking of a story as a series … Continue reading

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Using Stereotypes to Your Advantage

Common sense says that stereotypes fall on the “to be avoided” list when it comes to fiction writing.  The reasons are all solid; stereotyped characters come across as one-dimensional, they are not realistic, they are predictable, and they are boring.   … Continue reading

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