Breaking the News to Your Characters

So, how many of you writers out there like to view your characters as alive in their own right? You know they’re not real, but you still do exercises like having conversations with them to figure out what they like, how they grew up, or you even straight up ask them what they’re going toContinue reading “Breaking the News to Your Characters”

Writing Exercise: I remember…

A couple days ago, I was reading this webpost about advice from famous authors. I never got to finish it and I can’t find it back–you see, I was trying to read it and work with dogs at the same time and we all know that’s never successful. I ended up losing the article fromContinue reading “Writing Exercise: I remember…”

I Gotta Tell You about Saturn!

Lately, I’ve been working on a sci/fi story and it’s set in our Solar System years into the future. Well, I’m having to do a lot of research about space to write this novel and I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned. Some things in the novel I’m going probably going toContinue reading “I Gotta Tell You about Saturn!”

Writing Prompt: The Middle

Writing about the middle of something, anything! Have you read the middle of my book? Probably not, but–not to toot my own horn–it’s pretty good! A journey begins after a crimson dawn. One young man itching for a shot to prove himself, to make up for his by-standing. He faces his first real challenged and…well…isn’tContinue reading “Writing Prompt: The Middle”