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February 27, 2018

    When I begin writing a book, one of the first things I do is create my characters. Usually, depending on what type of story it will be, I randomly choose whatever names that come to me while I'm outlining the chapters. Because I believe fiction is loosely based on...

February 2, 2018

    There's no uniformed process when it comes to writing. Everyone must find their own way and perfect whtever works best for them. How does one keep their ideas organized? Do you use an outline? How do you create and develop characters? These are just a couple of pie...

December 14, 2017

    My love of fiction stems from the satisfaction I receive from the art of shaping and creating a story directly from my imagination. All of my favorite writers share and possess an innate ability to align and weave myriad and exciting characters throughout their sto...

November 23, 2017

Here are some more nuggets for writers:

1. Keep the wording simple and easy to follow.

2. Watch your word count. Ideally, you want to keep your book between 40,000 and 100,000 words.

3. Avoid overwriting ( i.e. The stifling and choking smoke made it hard to breathe vs. Th...

October 29, 2016

New Christian Fiction author Charles R. Butts Jr. is a panelist at a 2016 Author's Showcase.

July 13, 2016

    Night faded into dawn as I awakened, made my bed, washed up, meditated and stretched for my run. I tiptoed past Uncle Clem's room, down the stairs, and outside. With the moon lighting my way and a slight breeze at my back, I headed out of the gate and down Highway...

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