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I'm Definitely NOT in a Story, Right?

Last month I talked about character self-awareness in the psychological sense. But today, I want to get into the other way this term is used when talking books:  literary self-awareness, where we find fictional characters who either understand their genre, or who realize they are taking part in a story. This is also known as […]

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Character Development and Development as a Writer

On Friday, we had a meeting with the new/returning  Work Study Employees for the kids/teen camps.  I asked them all to tell each other their majors.  When they’d gone around the room, one of them jokingly asked, “So what’s your major.” “Life,” I said.  And it’s true.  I finished my last round of formal education […]

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Physical Description

So I thought I’d kick this off with a few of my favorite things. Bicycling into the sunset, a really good chocolate cupcake, The Princess Bride. Let’s focus for a moment on that last one. I’ve spent the morning putting together my PowerPoint for the character development session of the class I’m currently teaching, and […]

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