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Category: Shannon Muir’s Mystery of Character

SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Loose Threads and Unresolved Issues

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 features Shannon looking into when unresolved issues and loose threads surrounding characters can be effective.

This is an updated and combined version of three columns that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Where Do Characters Come From?

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 features Shannon looking into how to discover inspiration for character development.

This is an updated version of a column that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – A Character’s Holiday Spirit

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 features Shannon looking into aspects of relationship and character, to the reader as well to other characters in a story.

This is an updated version of a column previously done at a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – On Writer’s Block

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 features Shannon looking into writer’s block and how character can be used to navigate through this issue.

This is an updated version of a column that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Defining the Mystery

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 features Shannon looking into what defines a mystery story.

This is an updated and combined version of two columns that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Questioning Characters

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 features Shannon looking into how asking questions helps develop characters.

This is a combination of two columns previously done at a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – It’s All About Relationship

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 features Shannon looking into aspects of relationship and character, to the reader as well to other characters in a story.

This is an updated version of two columns previously done at a sister site, combining them into a single topic.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Must Characters Change?

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 features Shannon looking into character arcs and if characters need to change. 

This is an updated version of a column that Shannon Muir did for a sister site.

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – Defining Character

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 features Shannon looking into the definition of the word “character”. 

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SHANNON MUIR’S MYSTERY OF CHARACTER – It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

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

This week features Shannon’s introduction of her column to SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF.

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