3 Ways to Approach Character Development

Characters are the foundation of every story.  So much of writing in every genre depends on character development.  Just as a good reporter researches those they will interview to gain insight and help them ask better questions, writers must get to know their characters intimately.  Without getting to know them as well as we can, …

What Makes Me a Writer?

Special note to my followers:  Thank you for your patience while I took the month of August off.  My dear husband passed away peacefully at home as I held his hand on August 2.  I wrote sporadically on my book during the month, but mostly I just grieved and began the journey of healing.  Thank …

One Writer’s Story

Motivational Monday Writing Challenge - 7.8.2019 A friend tagged me on Facebook with a quote that goes something like this:  When people throw stones at you, don’t throw them back.  Pick them up and build something great!  This reminds me of the writing life.  You know what I mean – that dreaded conversation.  “What do …

Motivational Mondays Writing Challenge – 6.17.2019

Writing Celebrations Think about this:  all the characters you write about have birthdays and perhaps even favorite holidays.  How will you describe a celebration to your readers?  Who is your protagonist?  How are they feeling?  Are they celebrating wholeheartedly?  Or is something bothering them?  Do they hate holidays?  If so, why?  Set the scene for …