The Goals for a Blockbuster Beginning

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Photo: Battle by Ponce de Leon by J. Wilder Bill Relationships can be described as existing where two people deal with each other. Keeping the connection is difficult, particularly when a writer sets up challenges for the characters to overcome. Whether the genre you write is romance or the relationship is the subplot, there is… Continue reading The Goals for a Blockbuster Beginning

What’s Your Favorite Type of Romance?

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Photo: The Drake Hotel, Chicago by J. Wilder Bill Every story has a romantic element. The ebb and flow of the arc of a relationship includes scenes where the heroine and the hero share a moment of intimacy, acknowledge their connection, and share the love.  The type of romance you love reveals the issues you… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Type of Romance?

Writer’s Tips for Heroes with a Heart

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Photo: The Boston Globe by J. Wilder Bill Gestures for Impassioned Storytelling Body Language when described well, can tell the entire story. Gestures reveal what the character is thinking, which oftentimes, you can add depth to his role by having them express the opposite of what he is saying. A way to develop trust with the… Continue reading Writer’s Tips for Heroes with a Heart

Tips on How Couples Stay Together

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Photo: Decades ago in Sorrento, Italy Longevity in a marriage can seem daunting. The divorce rate is declining, yet the possibility of separating can linger in the air. An argument can set off a chain of emotions causing you to feel alone. This alienation can cause you to want to escape the abandonment. A daily… Continue reading Tips on How Couples Stay Together

The Momentum to Manifest

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Photo: The Big Island, Hawaii by J. Wilder Bill Significant experiences in our lives prompt us to reach outside ourselves for strength and comfort. Sometimes, despite our best efforts to maintain a positive outlook, to focus on what we would like to have come about instead of on the worst outcome. Our prayers might seem… Continue reading The Momentum to Manifest

Parallel Light Resolves Conflicts

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Photo: Japanese Light Trees by J. Wilder Bill The most meaningful time of the day for me is at sunrise. As the first rays radiate out from below the horizon each morning, my dogs ask to go outside. Sometimes, we sit together and watch as the sun seems to move in fast speed, lifting out… Continue reading Parallel Light Resolves Conflicts

Cas Peace on Medieval Storytelling

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Photo: Cathedral of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland by J. Wilder Bill King’s Envoy is the first novel in the fantasy series, Artesans of Albia, by Cas Peace. An Albian Baron in the fourth dimension sets out to destroy the Artesan craft but first he must gain the power to cross through each realm. Peace shares… Continue reading Cas Peace on Medieval Storytelling