Secondary characters add depth and interest to the world your main character inhabits, helping to make the tale more memorable. They play a significant role in your story, but aren’t necessarily integral to the plot. These characters may be protagonists or antagonists of their own subplots.… Read the post
If you’re like me, you have a shelf of books and a computer folder (or two) of tips, checklists, bullet points, blogs, and advice about how to write a good story. Even though many of these strategies are, on a closer look, rather similar, it’s still pretty overwhelming.… Read the post
So, you’ve got a first (or second or third) draft, but
you’re still trying to get at the heart of what motivates your character.
You’re still trying to unearth the variety of emotions, the intensity, the
complexities of the emotions your character experiences at different points in
the story.… Read the post
Who hasn’t made a vow on New Year’s Eve (maybe after a couple of glasses of champagne) that this is your year to get in shape. You join a gym, you get a personal trainer, you start jogging. … Read the post