How can I get readers to relate to a non-human character in a story?

 Easy. Give them human characteristics, which is what most, if not all, writers do when describing non-human characters.   I suspect it’s the ONLY way to describe a character because, as humans, we don’t know how to describe anything other than ourselves and, fortunately for writers, that includes a huge range of characters from the …

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I’m trying to write a plot line for a book but I keep on overthinking it and eventually hating them. How do I see it through to the end?

 Plotting is a science and the more you do it the better your plots will be. So hang in there. But — there are ways to do it that make the whole thing easier. This is only one way but it’s the way I use: 1. Describe your main character in 2 to 4 sentences. …

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WHY WE WRITE

Did you know? Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and Mayans. ======================================================================= Which just goes to show that people from many cultures in widely differing parts of the world have felt compelled to write for a very long time. Including me, though I never realized that writing was a compulsion until …

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Can we change the order of writing the sections?

Writers can and do write in any order they feel like writing. Most writers who choose to skip around and write sections out of sequence make sure that they first outline the complete work so they won’t be writing scenes that later must be eliminated or changed because they don’t fit. They are more likely …

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WRITERS MUST BE CRAZY

I definitely believe this, especially now. The thing is, I'm a writer. But: I absolutely cannot learn the technology behind internet marketing. I recently spent two days -- two whole days -- figuring out how to get a newsletter out using Mailchimp. Now, according to other writers, Mailchimp is easy to use. Takes a few …

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