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Give Your Story CHARACTER: The Keys to Writing Great Characters

by Renée J. Lukas For me, characters are the most fun part of writing. Well-developed, dynamic characters also happen to be essential to a good story. So here are some tips I’ve learned along the way to help create characters that jump off the page. Maybe some of these will spark your imagination. . . [...]

2017-12-16T20:37:26+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Renee's World, The Writing Life|Comments Off on Give Your Story CHARACTER: The Keys to Writing Great Characters

What It Means to be Middle-Aged

by Renée J. Lukas You don’t wake up one day and become forty or forty-seven. . .but it feels like it. Your age sneaks up on you gradually, like one of those slow-moving, creepy ice walls in the Midwest—the ones that make little crunching noises and move toward people’s houses like The Blob. Aging is [...]

2018-02-17T22:22:19+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Renee's World|Comments Off on What It Means to be Middle-Aged

The Perils of Writing a Sequel

by Renée J. Lukas   When readers love characters, they want more of them. They may wish there was a sequel. After receiving several notes about my novel, Hurricane Days, it seemed that a sequel was in order. There were comments from readers who wanted to know "What was up with Adrienne? What happened in [...]

2017-12-15T18:21:54+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Renee's World, The Writing Life|Comments Off on The Perils of Writing a Sequel