A couple months ago, my supervisor came into the office excited about a movie being filmed in town. Ethan Hawke had been spotted by the
Writing Experiment: Personality Test For Characters
Kieren Westwood runs a writing channel on YouTube. Recently, he revealed he used the 16 Personalities website, and took the personality test. But he didn’t
Don’t Be Afraid to Make Your Character Flawed
Your protagonist and all your other characters don’t need to be perfect. They should have problems, bad habits and insecurities. Don’t worry that your readers
Friday’s Findings: Doing Voice Journals
This week I’ve been doing voice journals for my characters as I reach the midpoint of Camp NaNoWriMo. I first read about this practice in
What a Mess!
After thirty days of writing over fifty thousand words, what do I have to show? An incoherent mess of scraps of conversations, descriptions and exposition.
Friday’s Findings: The Story on Two Levels
I believe I’ve quoted this fiction writing axiom before, but Terry Pratchett said, “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” With this