May your characters be so interesting that you could hang out with them for hours. May your manuscript be easy and fulfilling for you. May you reach your writing goals or break forth with amazing new ones. May you find good books to read, and meet authors that inspire you. May you make new friends…

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In honor of my post “Killing Your Darling Characters” being one of my most influential Writeblr “hits”. (Am I a “hit”? Funny, it’s more like a viral hit-and-run. Wow, how did I ever get to this point of sleep deprivation and puns.) Here’s a (brief?) list of characters you should try and let live to the end of…

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In my experience, sleep and creativity… they’re both parts of an age-old paradox. Maybe it’s just the fact that I need caffeine to focus (and have since I was 16), but I digress. To be able to have enough energy to make art, write stories, sing songs, or even get out of bed to make…

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