A look back at my 2016 Work-Life Goals

Health Goals, Writing Goals, Family Goals and Quality of Life, oh my! How am I ever going to find balance in all of that? This time last year I ditched the “New Year Resolutions” schtick, and instead opted for long term goals focussed in specific areas of my life. I didn’t want to make vague…

2016 Work-Life Goals

Health Goals, Writing Goals, Family Goals and Quality of Life, oh my! How am I ever going to find balance in all of that? It’s safe to say that my health issues have trumped every other concern, desire or passion in my life for this last year (ok so most of the last decade or…

Complicate the main plot

Never let your story get boring, mix things up a bit, complicate the main plot and your protagonists life. Remember those goals and secrets we did? And then the subplot’s we created? Grab out some of those secrets and goals from your antagonist or your supporting characters and find ways that they could complicate the…

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…