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?
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,
1. Take the given elements and smoothly combine them in a scene (or part of a scene).
2. Paste your scene in the comments,
Twelve and a half weeks ago I loaned my best friend a set of “Cooking with Salt”
Marvin Whickpucket refuses to behave. When you want him to defeat the evil Onchnu, he won’t. Instead, he sits on the couch,
I don’t know about you, but after years of writing, I notice that I get into a stylistic rut. As I have mentioned before on this blog,