Outlining

It’s been a rough week for me to write regularly. What started out as floor repair is now floormageddon. My house has a Gothic horror show’s worth of dust in every nook and cranny as the contractor chips up concrete and repairs the subfloor. I am looki...

Character Development Part 6

Let’s talk about character goals a bit more and look at things from a different perspective. Remember that your character needs goals. They need the thing they need. They want the thing they want. Ideally, these two things (the need and the want) confl...

Character Development Part 5

What does your character want? You will need to consider each character in your story and figure that out. It’s the goal, the want, the need, the urgency, that will make or break your novel. Think about it. Have you read a book where the character’s go...

Character Development Part 4

Character Development Part 4 We’ve been talking about how to make sure your characters are three-dimensional people rather than Flat Stanley. We have been chatting about the four things that readers learn from novels. Who What Why Why Not You know who ...