NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 11

Day 11: There’s something magical about writing and being able to say you want to be a writer. But there’s a reason why many talk about it, but not everyone does it. The old adage, “if it were easy, everyone would do it” certainly applies here. Writing is not easy. It’s a solitary venture, with […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 7

Day 7: Today’s quote isn’t from a writer, but from one of the forefathers in business and entrepreneurship. Someone who knows how to keep going when things start to fray at the edges. Henry Ford knew what it took to fall down, lag behind, but pick himself up and keep moving. That kind of perseverance […]

The Four Types of Character Arcs

An arc gives a character dimension and texture. Here are four types to bring your character to life. What is a character arc and why is it important? Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then experienced something (went to college, […]

WRITERS: What If Your Character’s Arc Doesn’t Follow the Hero’s Journey?

Keeping in the spirit of character development, let’s talk character arcs. What is a character arc and why is it important? An arc gives a character dimension and texture. It makes them real. Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then […]

WRITERS: Do You Know Your Character’s Fatal Flaw?

A few weeks ago I was working with my group of trusted betas on my current WIP. I was getting great feedback, which was a relief. Then one of them asked me, “What is the male protagonist’s fatal flaw?” After a pause, I was able to launch into what I believed it to be. But […]