Ask yourself, whose eyes is the reader seeing through? Who is driving the plot line in the story? What are their values? What choices do they make? What does each character want? What do they do to achieve their goals? How do they grow by the end of the story? This relates not only toContinue reading “Know Your Character”
Here is a quote, that seems to fit with today’s conflicts, written by John Muir. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
This was an unexpected musical version of the original story of Ebenezer Scrooge set in a play. The fifth ghost was Bell, the girlfriend of Scrooge when he was young. It focuses on she died of a broken heart. I don’t usually like musicals, but the singers were great in this play. Here are picturesContinue reading “Five Ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge”
If you are trying to write a story, you need a character arc planned out for your plot. Here are some pointers: need for change opportunity denial boiling point confrontation struggle forced hand moment of choice result or resolution Your character is confronted with the need to change. This sets your character on a newContinue reading “Character Arc”
Consider joining a writing club such as Pacific NW Writers Association, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Sisters in Crime, and many others that specialize in helping new writers and established writers. They also offer classes. Check it out.