Confessions of a Distracted Writer

I have a confession to make.  I got distracted this week.  The garden is planted, so that’s a good thing.  Some weeding got done. I did a lot of knitting.  I spent 2 hours every day moving the sprinkler around the yard and hand-watering my new plants and seeds.  I spent some time crying while …

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, …