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Many people have been asking me what Deep Characterization is. I know what it is to me, but I wanted to share some of Janet Lee Carey’s thoughts on her Deep Characterization practice,
“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.
My mom has always been all about stories. When I was little, she read and read to me: Winnie the Pooh, Ramona the Pest,
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,
Perfectionism is a thief of time. I used to be plagued by this wily thief—I’d let it into my mind and give it full access.
With the Full-Bodied Novelist Retreat coming up this weekend, I’ve been playing the violin again. There is a connection, so stay with me here.
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,