SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Character Arcs in Three Acts (Act Three)

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.   This week’s topic continues on how character arcs can flow over the three act structure as commonly used in film, including mystery and crime film.  Continue reading →

SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Character Arcs in Three Acts (Act One)

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.   This week’s topic focuses on how character arcs can flow over the three act structure as commonly used in film, including mystery and crime film. Continue reading →

SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Sticking With the Familiar

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author. This week’s topic is the advantages and disadvantages of familiar locations, subjects, and ideas. Continue reading →

SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER SPECIAL – Between the Dialogue Lines

Every Sunday, the feature SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER on SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF focuses on the art and craft of writing from Shannon’s perspective, or gives you insight on her process as an author.

This special run from February 11th through 14th is to give a taste into this regular Sunday feature.

This installment is all about the hidden power of dialogue and meaning.

This is a combined and revised version of two columns that Shannon Muir did for a sister site. Continue reading →