I Have Too Many Books Left In Me

This post is going to be unlike any that I’ve ever written. I’m getting real, because maybe if I scare myself a little bit more, something will finally happen. 2019 is going to be a year of big changes for me. I learned this year that I’m capable of...

Types of Editing – by Amy McNulty

Types of Editing by Amy McNulty Amy is more than just my editor. She is a reader, a self-proclaimed fangirl, and an author herself. She has over fourteen books of her own, and had edited countless others. Most importantly, Amy has become a dear friend, and I am...

Week 2 – Characters

Create Compelling Characters Okay, writers! Now that we’ve spent the last week getting READY for NaNo by focusing on getting our space and lives in order, it’s time to get our writing SET. Today, we’re going to be talking about Characters....

Character Types

Creating Compelling Characters Part One Character Types When speaking of Character Types, we are talking about 3 individual aspects: Character Arc Archetype Trope All three parts are crucial in understanding what Type of Character you are working with. So, let’s...

Character Features

Creating Compelling Characters Part Two Character Features The second aspect of character are the Character Features. This one is pretty easy. There are two kinds of Character Features: External Physical Features Internal Personality Quirk The key to using character...

Character Stakes

Creating Compelling Characters Part Six Character Stakes Our very last aspect of character is all about the Stakes. We always here about “raising the stakes,” but unless you know what stakes ARE, how do you know how to raise them? There are three kinds of Stakes...