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Writing

Want to Create Believable Fictional Characters?

Start with a Psychological Profile by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Each Friday, my family has a tradition. Two of my adult sons visit for what I call our weekly dinner and a movie. Choosing what we will watch next has become quite the process. My youngest is a cinephile; the show must be well made. We will…

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Do You Want to Know the Secret to Being a Better Writer? Join a Writers’ Community!

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Before I can sit down to write, I have to clean off the counters, make the bed, and do the dishes. For some reason, I can’t write in a cluttered house. Maybe that was the idea behind the quote, “a messy house equals a messy mind.” All I know is that…

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How to Start Writing a Book

by Ashley Shannon Each person reacts differently when they realize they want to write a book. It’s the easiest part of the process for some, whereas it may be the hardest for others. It could be as simple as “I have this idea, I’m going to write about it!” or it could feel like a…

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Why Do You Write? Here’s Why I Do.

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Why do you write? Do you dream of seeing your name on a book’s spine? Maybe you’d love to see yourself at a podium reading a passage that you wrote? Or receiving a big royalty check?  The Role of Books in My Life Stories, as books, novellas, and essays, have played…

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