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Don’t Forget Your Second Banana: Secondary Characters in Your Novel

By on Friday, Jan 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Quick, think about the last book you've just loved. The one you've told all your friends about. You probably have a lot of reasons why you love it, but let's focus on just one.The heroine's (or hero's) second banana (s). Their BFF's. Their sidekicks. Their adversaries.Secondary characters are often orphans, i.e., neglected by their creators. [...]

Goals are Good

By on Monday, Jan 13, 2014 | 4 comments

I was thinking about organizing myself for 2014.The past few years, I've looked forward to YA writer Katy Upperman's yearly blog post on goals. You can read it and while you're at it, also check out her link to a great post goal setting here.Katy taught me the importance of setting monthly goals, which I write down [...]