A few weeks ago, I wrote about crafting believable dialogue. But, one of the big hurdles to getting to the point where you can craft that dialogue… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: Character Building”
Writing believable dialogue has always been one of the hardest things to do as a fiction writer. For someone for whom conversation in the real world is… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: Crafting Believable Dialogue”
Naming a human is perhaps one of the most significant things we do as already living humans, or so I gather. At this point, I don’t have… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: What’s in a (Nick)name”
Society doesn’t hesitate to tell a woman how to act, how to dress, how to look and how to be. You’re either a bitch or a sweetheart… Read more “Literary Trend Spotting: Tough Women”
Hello, friends! Today I’m excited to share that I’m writing to you from my completed writing room! We’re getting settled in our new place and I finally… Read more “Antihero vs Unlikable Hero”
Do your characters ever feel like an extension of yourself? Mine certainly do, if nothing more than the heroines are typically people who I aspire to be, possessing the bravery to stand up for what they believe in and for others.
But what about characters that are very different from you? Race, or the lack of diversity in stories, has been a topic of particular note in recent years. But what about gender and sexuality?
Why do we classify and categorize things and why has this practice seeped into the way we present our characters in certain types of stories? It all comes back to how we’re wired.
What makes a house (or apartment, loft or some other domicile) into a home? Is it the people you come home to? The memories you make there?… Read more “Moving as a Dynamic Plot Point”
Change doesn’t always happen because of an epic event and our universe doesn’t have to shift for us to have an epiphany. Small moments can and do lead to change in the real world, so why not in our fiction?
Lots of writing references out on the internet say crafting a villain should be fun. It’s the time when we can let our most devious thoughts loose… Read more “Crafting the Perfect Villain”