How to Conquer the Dreaded “White Page Syndrome.”#writerwednesday

Before we dive in, I want to let you know about a wonderful writerly conversation that I got to have last week with the ladies at Marginally Podcast: A Podcast about Writing, Working, and Friendship. It was a fun conversation and we talked about damn near everything there is to talk about when it comes [...]

Whose Story Is It Anyway? #writerwednesday

This week, I want to take a bit of a break from the characterization conversation we have been having to talk about point of view (POV).  This tip is often glossed over, but I think it’s an important decision that needs to be made when you approach the page—preferably before you start writing. In The [...]

7 Ways to Write Characters Your Readers Love to Hate

In last week’s post, I gave you 9 Ways to Write Characters Your Readers Will Love. This week I have some tips to help you write characters that readers will love to hate. Surprisingly, its a lot easier to get your readers to hate a character. It’s really simple human psychology. All of a person’s [...]