“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
I was ten when my librarian grandmother pulled from her suitcase a book called A Wrinkle in Time.
Sometimes it’s the little things…
Writing antagonists can be almost too much fun. Of course, we don’t want to make the ALL bad. We need to show them as balanced human beings.
“I have never told you.” Five words that can deepen your characters, add page-turning plot elements, and shed light on motivation.
When I talk to my characters (and yes,
And no, it’s not a silly question!
In the Teenage Novelist: Publishing class, I always start by saying,
When I first began writing fiction it felt like all of the characters were me. Of course, all characters come from someplace deep in our psyche,
As a writer you know you must allow your characters to live through you as they unfold on the page. But what if the character feels unlike you?
I lost my father in July. Then in August, my husband underwent a high-risk surgery. And then last week, I had surgery to determine whether I have cancer.
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Make sure your scene answers these questions before your reader asks them, unless you are deliberately withholding that information to build tension. (For more keys,