Posts Tagged: characters

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 82

THE ATTICUS FACTOR I have begun a new middle grade novel. It is in the embryo stage. I always relearn the same writing lessons when writing a new book, and pick up a few new ones along the way. One thing that I ALWAYS relearn: my characters change and grow during the rough draft as… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 48

Here is a wonderful, intuitive, comforting tip from Rhonda Hayter, author of THE WITCHY WORRIES OF ABBIE ADAMS. Thanks, Rhonda! “When my characters get obstinant, stick out their bottom lips and refuse to say another word, I tend to go back and reread some of the chapters where we still enjoyed each other’s company. There… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 26

PLAYING FAVORITES It’s often useful for me to examine when and where I’m having the most fun, while struggling with a work of fiction. If I find myself “playing favorites”, i.e., preferring to spend time with a secondary character, it’s time for a reevaluation! Nothing is worse than being bored with your main character. Duh…your… Read more »

How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 25

YOU AND YOUR CHARACTERS My writing flows best when the outside world and its possible critics do not enter my creative space. I’m alone with my characters. I am only thinking of them, and the world we’ve created together. That said, the author has to learn to be a “good parent” and listen carefully to… Read more »