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Off the Top of My Head – Character Building Exercise

Karin Kallmaker Craft of Writing, Kiss That Counted

What If, What If, What If…

I know I fall into the more intuitive approach to creating characters and it’s a relief to know I’m not alone! I do take note of how different the strategies seem to be between those who write short stories, standalone novels and series. Read More

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Is the Mainstream “Success”?

Karin Kallmaker Business of Books, Craft of Writing

 I find that writers write for different reasons. I know a few who write in complete abstract, with hardly a thought about the end reader, which is so foreign to me I feel as if we’re a different species. Many may pen a book without a thought as to who might publish it, while others may target their creativity to a given publisher and that publisher’s targeted readers. Read More