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
Deep point of view really isn't difficult, but it requires a shift in your mindset in how you craft your fiction. Choosing setting and description details becomes very crucial to making a story come alive for readers. All things being equal (assuming you don't have a broken story, flat characters, lack tension, or poor writing), the details you choose for your story can do so much more than create a setting in your reader's minds.… Read the post
tempted to do this entire blog in initials, but suspect that’d get old pretty
fast. Just like discussions of viewpoint can, when writers debate (endlessly)
the pros & cons of whose point of view is best for a scene.… Read the post
Life is hard and as writers, we aren’t doing our jobs unless our characters struggle. Am I right? Good fiction isn’t borne out in the comfortable and easy living we might dream about, but in the tension and conflict between characters and/or their own desires.