I don’t think it matters what stage of your writing you’re at, it strikes every writer. The newbies, the seasoned, the struggling, the best-selling. Every.
If you’ve got a character who has autism then you’ve just set yourself a challenge, but a challenge that has some of the greatest flexibility
We all want characters that are complex, relatable and realistic. It’s a tall order but definitely achievable, although it does take a little time and
I wrote recently on my Writers Helping Writers guest post fear is hardwired into our brain. Deep, deep in the primal part that we don’t
“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars Loss is a part of life, and if it’s a
Grief and loss hit us when we lose anything that is important to us. Your character may have lost their husband, parent or child, but
Spoiler Alert: One of the reasons The Girl on the Train is amazing is because of the plot twists on plot twists on wow-I-did-not-see-that-coming that
As we stare down the barrel of 2017 and with a book set to be published in April I’m reflecting on all the wisdom that
Being the social creatures we are, relationships are the pivot points of our lives, and not surprisingly, those of our characters. A good book will
The moment Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself as tribute in place of her younger sister, the heroine of the Hunger Games begins a journey of war
I started reading a book recently, a romance, and the female lead had a male best friend. Even before it was stated I knew he’d
Our characters have a problem, a problem that will spark our plot and drive their arc. As a reader, it’s the transformation from refusal and
Why do we read? I hadn’t really thought about this question in any depth. Sure I could tell you that I do it because I
Got a character that stays in a relationship, not matter how dysfunctional it is or how unhappy they are? Or have you got the quintessential
Your character, and we’re talking your hero, anti-hero, protagonist, antagonist, minor supporting character that’s there’s purely to mirror your main character, has a wound. A
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