Question 1019: Adding Character Texture
Simon asks: Do you add any randomness into your characters to give them texture and interest? Archivos
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Question 1018: Writing Prompts (What Are They Good For?)
Nicole asks: What exactly are writing prompts? Are they helpful?Resources Mentioned  Open Vistas: After the PeakThe Society of Miserable Bastards by J. Daniel SawyerBuried Alive in...
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Question 1017: Staying In Your Lane
Simon asks: Is it better for writers to stick to characters that are like them? Are the costs of trying to write something outside of...
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Question 1016: What is YA?
Simon asks: What is the young adult genre? Is it just young protagonists, or is there more to it than that? Resources Mentioned Secrets of the...
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