Okay, so I’m really breaking away from my normal routine of posting about historical fiction. I still haven’t gotten back into reading anything new (and I’m really really really tempted to revisit some old favorites), but I DID read an awesome writing craft book which was written like a fiction story. How to Write a… Continue reading A Fictional Non-Fiction Story
I am so incredibly blessed to have Erica Vetsch as a guest today to whet your appetite for a wonderful writing resource written by her and nine other award-winning authors. You won’t want to miss Writing from the Trenches or Erica’s answer to the question, Am I done yet? And since I haven’t done a giveaway… Continue reading Am I Done Yet? – Guest Post by Erica Vetsch
As I approach the end of editing my first book (EEK!!) I am looking to the next book. What will I write? Will I continue with the next book in the series? Or will I write a different series I already have in mind? Or should I begin something new and completely stand-alone? … Continue reading What to Write Next?
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of voices in their head, must be an author.” Okay, so not the most eloquent remastering of the Pride and Prejudice quote, but a truth all the same. Only for authors is it socially acceptable to be insane. If anyone else talked about hearing voices… Continue reading Writing Craft: Character Voice
Voice seems to be one of those elusive things I have encountered as an aspiring author. What is it? How do you know what your voice is? How do you know if it is unique? Until recently, I just avoided the whole issue because it seemed so convoluted. But the day must come when… Continue reading Writing Craft: Finding Your Author Voice
The comparison trap. We’ve all been warned about it. We all try to avoid it. But it happens… over and over again. So what do we do to combat it? Last week, while in the deepest bouts of comparison, I learned a very important concept. Getting Caught I am a member of a… Continue reading WCW: The Comparison Trap
Okay, I’m going to be realistic here. I am a Type B person and like to go with the flow. Schedules are nice, but they are just a suggestion to my reality. However, the older I get and the more I get into this writing “thing” the more I am beginning to realize… Continue reading Writing Craft Wednesday: Scheduling
How do you create a character readers can connect with? It takes more than actions. Heroes and heroines need a past. Read on to find out how to create resonating histories for your characters.
What draws you into a book? Is it the thrilling plot? The sizzling romance? The comical situations? Or is it something more?
Read to find out how using positive and negative traits can create well-rounded characters.
Developing a well-rounded character takes time and purpose. Many authors do a character interview to help get to know their characters. But I recommend doing something a little bit different. Check out how archetypes can create well-rounded characters your readers can connect to.