Originally posted on another site on 5 April 2010. Further to my post the other day entitled Character Development, Using the Voice Journal Writing Technique I am pleased to say that I find this technique excellent. This simple technique allowed me to get into the character’s head so completely, that I now have a thorough … Read moreUsing the Voice Journal Writing Technique
Originally posted on another site on 4 April 2010. Deborah Woehr recently wrote a post on Character Development, Using the Voice Journal Writing Technique. The technique is a simple exercise but I feel it would open the doors for the author to see more than they, at first, could imagine. I haven’t actually tried the … Read moreCharacter Development, Using the Voice Journal Writing Technique
Originally posted on another site on 2 March 2010. Have you ever read a book and not accepted the character’s actions? Have you ever declared aloud, “That’s stupid, no one would do that.” I have. And I’ve heard other people say it too. But in all honesty, how do you know how you’d really react … Read moreWhat would the reader do?
Life has been busy and I haven’t had time to do much of anything lately, especially do the internet rounds and check up on my fellow writers. Today, however, I decided to correct that and have been doing the rounds. The first stop was Benjamin Solah’s website. He’s getting ready to participate in this year’s … Read moreTo Plan or Not to Plan
During the week, when I normally have little to no internet access, I found myself with a few minutes to spare and someone else’s computer to use. My website was offline (refer to My Domain Name Expired!) and I was feeling rather…cut off from the writing world. I guess this was the reason I typed … Read moreDifference between Protagonist, Antagonist and Contagonist
Last night, I finished reading No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty. (I admit there was a long break between starting the book and finishing it, because I was extremely busy.) There’s a section at the end of the book that gives tips on … Read moreUsing Index Cards
I’ve been plotting novels and short stories for some years now, but that doesn’t mean I think I know everything that needs to be known on the subject. Because of this, I continually borrow books from the library, or purchase them if they are being sold at the right price, to ensure I’m not doing … Read moreHow to Plot Your Novel
Not all your characters are important. They cannot all have the starring role, or even the supporting role, but they should be important in their own way to the story. With this in mind, how do we sort the characters into groups in order to find out who should be there and who should not? … Read moreGrouping Your Characters