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Tag: The Emotion Thesaurus

The Art of Business & The Business of Art—Breaking Rules to Reveal Our Audience

I would challenge every artist (or business) to step back and feel. Think about the customer FIRST and ego second. Money LAST.

Everybody Arcs! How to Use Emotional Growth to Propel the Story and Capture the Reader

Whether we are writing a standalone or a series, character growth is pivotal to good writing. I believe one of the reasons humans are a story people is that we fear change. Often, we see our own flaws and have NO IDEA how to correct them, how to get unstuck. We can feel defeated. Yet, through narrative, we watch protagonists become heroes and, unlike life, there’s full resolution. We can see some slice of ourselves in stories and it helps us change.

The Writer's Guide to a Meaningful Reference Library

If we don’t understand the rules, we don’t know how to intelligently and artfully break them. Maybe we will write something unique and successful without ever understanding POV. But then how do we duplicate that success if we don’t know how we created it in the first place?