Character Development

Hemingway and Other Things

Hemingway and Other Things You Shouldn’t Talk About

Hemingway Said, You Do Not Talk About Writing Rule number one: You do not talk about writing. Rule number two: You do NOT talk about writing! I always picture Brad Pitt walking around telling a group of authors all the rules before a furious word slinging writers event, in some …

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New Year 2020

Happy Holidays and a Brand New Year 2020!

Greetings fellow writers and authors! Today will be a brief post concerning the current status of the site. I’ll also explain how I plan to welcome in the new year. Let’s start off by celebrating the season as it comes to a close. I do hope that you all have …

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Creating Characters

Creating Characters, Building Lives

Creating characters isn’t just about putting a name to some random text speaking entity. As the author, you play God. You breathe life into these paper dolls. More goes into even that though, at least for me. When I first started writing seriously-meaning other than poetry and short stories about …

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Know Your Characters

Knowing Your Characters – Why I Do it and so Should You

What do I mean,  “Knowing Your Characters?” Have you ever watched a movie and cried when a character gave a long, emotional speech, or when two characters finally realize they are meant for each other and hug and kiss? Knowing your characters will give your readers these feelings, too. Have …

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