Character vs. Plot With DiAnn Mills

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show.

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Some novelists see themselves as character-first writers. Others start with the plot. Which is better? Does it depend on the genre? Could you be making a mistake that is crippling your writing? Our guest today will help us answer these questions and more.

She is a bestselling author who has won two Christy Awards and been a finalist for the RITA, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol Award contests. She is also a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and codirector of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

Welcome, DiAnn Mills.


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6 Responses to Character vs. Plot With DiAnn Mills

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    Loretta Eidson June 23, 2020 at 5:41 am #

    Always giving great insight into building characters. The Dance of Character and Plot is a must have when developing your characters. Thanks, DiAnn!

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      DiAnn Mills June 24, 2020 at 5:21 am #

      Thank you, Loretta. I appreciate your encouragement and friendship.

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    Lisa Fowler June 23, 2020 at 6:44 am #

    Thank you so much. This was extremely helpful.

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    DiAnn Mills June 24, 2020 at 5:23 am #

    Hi Lisa, so glad I was able to help. To me, a story line means nothing until a character explodes onto the page.

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    Lynda Irons June 24, 2020 at 6:24 am #

    I am so grateful for the resources that you make available.
    Thank you. May God bless you with favor!


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