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, …

When the Writing Stops Working – Three Tasks

Workout Wednesday - 7.3.2019 You have kept your writing appointments.  You have kept your butt in the chair and cranked out the work.  When you go back to read a section, though, it falls flat.  You read it a few more times, but can’t put your finger on the problem.  You are discouraged.  Suddenly, the …

Writing the Details

How to focus on writing when you are distracted. Sometimes when I sit to write, my mind swirls and swirls. Spring is when this happens to me most often. Like today. We had a wonderful birthday celebration yesterday for my son-in-law, so I have a happiness hangover. To top it off this morning, bluebird skies …