There’s Too Many! How Can I Focus on Only One?!

Good morning! (Morning for me anyway). For the past few weeks, I have been bouncing around with some interesting ideas. I'm so excited to get them started and share them with you once they are completed. I have a few plans for artwork, novels, and graphic novels deep in my brain. Too much to do …

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When You Want To Write, But Life Happens

In case you've been wondering about my silence, I wanted to let you know I'm still around. I'm even writing from time to time but my art has been pushed to the side. In fact, if you wanted to buy an item from my Etsy shop @ShelbyBoydeArt you wouldn't be able to do it. You will …

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Real Life Needs To Happen To Your Characters

Can you imagine what it would be like living in a perfect world? You wouldn't get sick. You wouldn't have to go to school. You wouldn't be forced to work. You would fall in love with the perfect match. You would learn all the things you want to learn. And you would experience a peaceful …

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Character Building. Don’t Be Afraid To Start Again

For a while, it feels as if I have been struggling to get my novel moving forward at a steady pace. In fact, I have been annoyed with almost every attempt I've made to get through the book's start. I had to sit back and figure out what was causing these foolish moments. They seemed …

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You Need To Go Beyond The Basics Of Who, What, Where, When, Why, How

Whenever you start writing your story, you know you have to address the basic questions all readers ask when they pick up your novel. Who are the main characters? What events are going to take place? Where does your story take place? When do things happen? Why are these events occuring? How do these things …

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