How to Craft Powerful Character Motivations — Well-Storied.
For readers to care what happens next in your story, they must first care about your characters. It’s your job as a writer to foster this reader-character connection, to build the bridge that encourages readers to invest in your characters’ stories. Establishing your characters’ motivations isn’t th
The Writing Process
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How to Write a Villain That Readers Will Love to Hate
Every story has a villain. While most stories have villains that are generic and somewhat boring others have villains that are creepy and leave you feeling freaked out. The best type of villain, in…
Descriptive Writing Using All 57 Senses
You have probably heard that you should consider the five senses when you are writing in order to make your writing feel real to the reader. Including the perceptions of your character will suck th…
A Guide to Fantasy and Fairy Tale Fiction for Self-Published Authors - danieladorno.com
Get this quick and easy guide that goes through 10 things to do and not to do when writing in the fantasy and fairy tale genres. If you've been itching to start your next novel in either of these genres, but don't know where to start--consider this your starting point! Download the guide by clicking over to the blog post and then clicking the link within the post!
The Secret to Writing Dynamic Characters: It's Always Their Fault - Helping Writers Become Authors
It's a joke among writers: we are so mean to our characters! But your pursuit of conflict can trip you up in writing dynamic characters. Learn why!
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Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - chicken, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. They only take about 5 minutes to make and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and salty in one bite!