Character development in realistic fiction

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My characters really came alive for me when they began surprising me by doing things that I had not planned. In order for me to create such dimensional characters, I had to know them, and to know them, I had to figure out several details about

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Discovery of an Eagle featured in Kirkus Reviews

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https://www.kirkusreviews.com/proconnect/books-to-discover/ Discovery of an Eagle has been featured in Kirkus Reviews in their “Books to Discover” section.  In this work of realistic fiction, 28 year old Cosmo Greco wakes up when he

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How my words teach me

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I write realistic fiction for many reasons. It’s fun; it gives me joy; it makes me sane; I feel a need to tell stories to the world. I also write so that I can learn life’s lessons. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia

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The Journey Motif in Discovery of an Eagle

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What do the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Canterbury Tales and On The Road have in common?  All of these great works of fiction employ the literary technique known as the journey motif.  The journey that the characters of these

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Portland, Oregon

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Portland is the destination of the journey and so it is the last stop along the way. Situated near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Portland has several bridges and is also known as the “City of Bridges.”

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