Character development can be hard work. You want to create characters who ring true, but who are also interesting and unique. You also want them to be consistent. You don’t want them hopping from one feel to another and get comments from readers that your characters are unbelievable. I like to use the Enneagram for … [Read more…]
Setting can make or break a story. Setting can be so important to story, in fact, that the setting can almost become a character itself. So when looking for story inspiration why not start with setting? The DaVinci Code begins with a murder in the Louvre. The story of Sarah’s Key had to take place in … [Read more…]
Along with a myriad of reasons to enjoy the beautiful summer comes a wonderful writing opportunity. All you need to do is go outside and invoke one of the greatest writing rules: Observe everything. Not sure where to start or what to do? Take this list and a pen and paper (or voice recorder or laptop) outside and start writing.