“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of voices in their head, must be an author.” Okay, so not the most eloquent remastering of the Pride and Prejudice quote, but a truth all the same. Only for authors is it socially acceptable to be insane. If anyone else talked about hearing voices… Continue reading Writing Craft: Character Voice
Voice seems to be one of those elusive things I have encountered as an aspiring author. What is it? How do you know what your voice is? How do you know if it is unique? Until recently, I just avoided the whole issue because it seemed so convoluted. But the day must come when… Continue reading Writing Craft: Finding Your Author Voice
The comparison trap. We’ve all been warned about it. We all try to avoid it. But it happens… over and over again. So what do we do to combat it? Last week, while in the deepest bouts of comparison, I learned a very important concept. Getting Caught I am a member of a… Continue reading WCW: The Comparison Trap
Okay, I’m going to be realistic here. I am a Type B person and like to go with the flow. Schedules are nice, but they are just a suggestion to my reality. However, the older I get and the more I get into this writing “thing” the more I am beginning to realize… Continue reading Writing Craft Wednesday: Scheduling
How do you create a character readers can connect with? It takes more than actions. Heroes and heroines need a past. Read on to find out how to create resonating histories for your characters.
What draws you into a book? Is it the thrilling plot? The sizzling romance? The comical situations? Or is it something more?
Read to find out how using positive and negative traits can create well-rounded characters.
Developing a well-rounded character takes time and purpose. Many authors do a character interview to help get to know their characters. But I recommend doing something a little bit different. Check out how archetypes can create well-rounded characters your readers can connect to.