For Part One of Developing Characters, go here. I'm sorry for the delay on part two, I've been learning a new Day Job and that's been a bit of a time suck. But anyway, now we have our characters, we need to have our characters do something–there is a story they're involved in, a story … More Developing Characters Part Two: Conflict and Plot
Firstly, I do have the second installment on characters in a rough draft on my iPad, I promise. If life treats me well, that should go live this weekend. I wanted it to be up last week, but it's a lot of information to wrangle, and my life has taken a turn for the interesting. … More Priorities
There are important things in this world. Massivel,y massively important, and what is happening in Istanbul is one of them. Please read this, and please share it. This is what the Internet can do for us, it’s what writers can do, we write what matters, we share what others write. Please read, please share.
“There is only one plot–things are not what they seem.” ~Jim Thompson Posted with Blogsy
“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things and sometimes pay the rent.” ~Neil Gaiman Posted with Blogsy
There's nothing better than a good character; the kind of person you wish you could dive into the pages and buy them a drink, just to spend more time with them. A good character can save the times a plot needs to become tedious, and it can save the writer a lot of work when … More Developing Characters Part One: Getting to know you
As I mentioned a while back, I've been working in a small side project of the material left over from working on The Novel – the prequel, you could call it. It got a bit sidelined with other things going on, but I'm back at it. This is the second installment of that project. More … More Cross Post: The Nameless One