building character

Creating Convincing Characters Characters (like people) primarily define themselves by what they do, not by what they say. Action defines character. Convincing characters have a belief system that drives their actions. Their belief system shapes how they perceive their world, how they perceive themselves and others.  In order for your characters to act with conviction, and to act … Continue reading building character

in fiction, who is it?

If you think you recognize yourself in my writing you’re wrong. It’s all in me. Some of our best material comes from life, and sometimes life gets the best of us. Everything in our writing reflects who we are as much as it reflects who we love, who hurts us, and what heals us. There … Continue reading in fiction, who is it?

can you tell a story with only six words?

It's difficult, but not impossible, to tell a story with just 6 words. Here are some examples collected by Wired On-Line Magazine: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”   Ernest Hemingway “Longed for him. Got him. Shit.” Margaret Atwood “Failed SAT. Lost Scholarship. Invented Rocket.” William Shatner Here is mine: “Wanted wings.  Learned to sing instead.” … Continue reading can you tell a story with only six words?