Author Archives: nathanseim

Making Characters Sing… Figuratively

TweetBy the Brothers Seim: We’ve learned that  creating a natural character is one of the more challenging aspects in writing. We do struggle with it at times, but have discovered some things along the way. Let Them Grow: Characters tend … Continue reading

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A Very Simple Note

TweetDear writers, it is no longer revolutionary or daring to have a culture that is so “enlightened” or “loving” that they have sex with anyone and anything whenever they feel like it. In fact, it never was. College kids and … Continue reading

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Trauma, Hollywood style

TweetYou know how people die in movies? They get shot or stabbed in the chest, grunt, fall down, and summarily expire. That irritates me. I was watching The Magnificent Seven the other day (Good movie, by the way), and at … Continue reading

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BLOOD AND THUNDER!

TweetHave you ever been reading a fantasy story set in another world, or in a pre-historical version of this one and been stopped by a modern profanity? You stop and think “I get the point, but didn’t that expression only … Continue reading

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Writing Great Dialogue & Five Tips for Making it Crackle.

TweetBy Nathan Seim At first, writing dialogue was extremely difficult for me. No matter what I wrote, when I actually went back to read it, I found what I had written was usually lifeless, dry, and boring. I thought for … Continue reading

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