Having the zeal to write a novel will carry you through a lot of bumps on the rocky road to completing it. The road you choose is an important factor that will either expedite the process or waste your time. Set a logical course … Continue Reading ››
Susan May Warren describes a writer's voice as personality on paper. That distills the concept, but it's still a little abstract. Just what is personality, anyway, and how does a writer put it on paper?
The best stories connect with readers on a visceral level. They transport us to another time and place and put us in a different "skin," where we face challenges we may never know in life. And yet, the commonality of the story problem draws us onward and, in solving … Continue Reading ››
Writers approach plotting differently. My method is to develop my story idea around a theme that answers this question: What is my story about? My main character takes flesh around this theme. … Continue Reading ››