The power of words

As writers, we make a career out of words. We understand that a combination of certain words can transport our readers from their lounge room to a habitat on Mars. The right words can make us feel the emotions our characters are feeling. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve escaped into a novel…

Goals & Motivations

While you are diligently writing along to my various prompts each day, I want you to also take some time to think about your novel. Today, take a few moments to consider your characters goals and motivations. If you have more than one main character, a protagonist or two, even a few supporting characters, think…

Character development

Now is a good time to start fleshing out your main characters.  Search the internets for character sheets, or try these ones out: http://thenovelfactory.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/novel-formula-novel-writing-method-step.html http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/106 http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474976908598 http://www.epiguide.com/ep101/writing/charchart.html Don’t forget to create lists full of wonderful descriptions like these to really get some interest into your characters and avoid the boring and monotonous, just don’t over do…

What needs work?

  Today’s journal post is about what I believe I need to work on, in regards to writing. Right now the two major issues that come up for me are a) Finishing a piece of writing, and b) Characters I’m pretty good at coming up with scenes, first chapters or even several chapters (or 60,000…