It Has Arrived!

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Patterns of the Mind.

This piece was one of Steve’s longest running pieces of work, that may still not be totally complete.  However, since he moved on, we have been steadily collating, typing, polishing, scanning, and fixing text and images, poems and illustrations.

If you ever wanted an insight into an author, and maybe a better understanding of a friend, then I would definitely suggest purchasing this book.  It is available as both a shortened eBook version (which is cheaper) and a decent paperback.

So, here it is, and in all its glory Patterns of the Mind.

Pen strokes

Lines of Thought

Words of Wonder

Patterns of the mind!

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Powerful Protagonists

The protagonist is the chief actor, or main character, in your book. It might be a man or a woman, or even a fictional character with no gender (such as a tree). For today’s post, we’re going to refer to the protagonist as “him” for continuity’s sake.

Why is it important for your protagonist to be powerful? I don’t mean physically strong. I don’t even mean personally effective or likeable. Your protagonist may be on your readers’ hate list, but perhaps they have a grudging respect for him. I’m talking about powerful in terms of making an impact with your readers. A main character who doesn’t make an impact with your readers is going to lead you down the path to the dark side of being unpublishable.

In order to understand what makes him powerful, let’s look first at what makes him weak. A protagonist who is perpetually…

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