Your main characters are important; they tell the story. Without them, there wouldn't be a story. But what about minor characters? Secondary characters that are only there in a passing scene or two? They exist for two possible reasons: one, to progress the story and two, to progress the main character's characterization. So what happens … Continue reading On Minor Characters
Diversity in literature, especially Young Adult literature, had been exploding over social media lately. That's not to say diversity in fiction hasn't been an issue prior to Twitter getting its hands on it, it's just now openly available to everyone. If there is one point I plan to make in this post, that you … Continue reading Writing Diversity (Writing Tip Tuesday)
My friend K. Leigh has posted a writing tip on our blog, Round Robin, about taking influence from our reading in order to better our writing. K talked a lot about branching out into genres she wouldn't normally read (or even write) like memoirs and nonfiction. There's a lot of places to draw inspiration and advice from as … Continue reading Writing Tip Tuesday!
Some people think that a writers' greatest enemy is Writer's Block. But that's not always the case. I am, after all, in the camp of believers that think Writer's Block is a myth; it's a nice scapegoat, and a nice way to phrase it to family when they ask why you haven't been writing recently, … Continue reading On Motivation