CHARACTERIZATION!! This is probably the thing I spend the most time on when writing. I know why each of my characters made each decision. Why they use the words they do. The way they see the world, and WHY they see the world a certain way. (Then I hope I've transferred that to the page). … Continue reading Things to Ask Yourself – Characterization
I use these two words a LOT - especially when I'm revising. After working through agent notes on one MS, and my first beta reader notes on another, I find myself going back to the basics. When a writer shifts something near the beginning of their MS, especially when it has to do with the … Continue reading LEARN. PROPEL.
Writerly-Person? I know. You're ready to walk away now. I was asked this question in a local writer's group not long ago, and thought I'd turn it into a short blog post, because I much prefer short blog posts 🙂 I'm just going to jump RIGHT IN. With very new writers, I see way too … Continue reading A Few Common Writerly-Person Mistakes (11 to be exact)