A Few things Writers Shouldn’t Do

Here we are again, and it is already the end of April – this year is flying by! (It hasn’t helped that my COVID vaccines knocked me flat for an entire week after each one.) Recently, I read an article on Writer’s Digest regarding ‘Things a Writer Should Never Do.’ The report was particularly timelyContinue reading “A Few things Writers Shouldn’t Do”

Creating a Strong Protagonist

Over the next few posts, we will examine the importance of building the characters who will carry your novel’s storyline. (Short stories may not have all these characters due to the length and focus of the storyline.) There are FOUR-character types, (the Protagonist, the Antagonist, the Love Interest, and Other Characters) who will populate theContinue reading “Creating a Strong Protagonist”

The Three Things Readers want from Writers

Have you ever started to write a story or even a novel, and as you begin, you wonder what will make your story stand out? What is it that readers are looking for that will keep them turning the page? Readers are looking for a) Entertainment, b) Challenge, and c) Surprise. But how can youContinue reading “The Three Things Readers want from Writers”