Characters in Fiction Writing (An Outline)

Background A character is the representation of a person. My guess is you knew that. The reader should be able to identify with and care about the characters in the sense  that  the characters seem real to the reader. The characters must do something, and what they do must seem reasonable for them to have… Continue reading Characters in Fiction Writing (An Outline)

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Courage

Announcing you are an author and writing a book takes courage. You are putting yourself out there when you tell family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers you are writing a book. People will have different reactions. Some will show support. Others may get excited. A surprising number will be negative. The reactions are all over… Continue reading Courage

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That First Pro Writing Sale

Reflecting Today I was sitting back and reflecting on the writer’s life. It got me to thinking. How did I get that first sale? That first book review? Getting that first sale. The first sale involved learning the system. I attended a Smokey Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference. I wanted to be a writer. I learned… Continue reading That First Pro Writing Sale

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Not Everyone Thinks Being a Writer is a Good Idea

One of the extraordinary challenges you’ll face as a writer is the opinion of others toward writing as a profession. You’ll face varied reactions from friends, family, day job coworkers, acquaintances, want to be writer friends and even members of your writer’s group when you are a writer. A few people will say that’s nice.… Continue reading Not Everyone Thinks Being a Writer is a Good Idea

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“Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia” by Jessica James

Let me start with a confession. I am a man. I read Jessica James’ “Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia”. I found the book interesting and engaging. I liked it! The story is about Andrea (Sinclair) and Hunter. She is a southerner who works as a Union scout while hiding… Continue reading “Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia” by Jessica James

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Kepler’s Coffee House

Welcome To Kepler’s Coffee House … where you can follow my journey as an Indie author. You will find tips and resources to help you as you write, publish and chase your dreams are a writer or poet. Howdy, I’m Jimmie Aaron Kepler. I’m an author and poet, just like you. On Kepler’s Coffee house I… Continue reading Kepler’s Coffee House

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