Category Archives: Percy Jackson

Sympathy

It’s important in writing almost any story that readers care about the protagonist.  You want readers to root for the protagonist as he sets about trying to achieve his objective, which they will only do if they care. This is … Continue reading

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Jots and Tittles: A Funny Little Example

You have to be aware of the market you’re writing for, and think about it objectively.  Here’s a funny little example, from last week, in my own writing. I am working on a middle reader novel and the Story Monkeys … Continue reading

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