In a ranting mood this episode, so going off on people claiming writers “shouldn’t” write people if they aren’t those people, the meaning of Deviations title, and my top pet peeves with plot elements and character types found in romance novels! The language is strong with this one!
For something a little different, I used the Spreaker Android app to record this episode while walking the track and discussing how exercise can help with creativity and ways of drawing inspiration from the activity and location. Fair warning: though I cleaned up the noise quite a bit, the audio […]
Now that I’m working on Deviations revision (mostly…), this episode is all about the three main characters in the story, as well as touching on the importance of knowing your characters with greater depth that may ever seem to appear in your novel.
For the next segment of prepping for NaNo, it’s time to talk characters! The best stories have well-developed major characters, so today I talk about some of the things that makes for compelling characters, why its important to know your characters well, and ways to get to know (and thus […]