How to Breathe Life into Your Characters VII


How to Breathe Life Into Your Characters VII Dumpy Middles   We’ve all been there. The wondering if you’re on the right course, if you should pack up your manuscript in a drawer and forget it, or so on. This usually happens around the middle of your novel. You’re losing steam from the exciting beginning […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters VI


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters VI Introductions   The way you bring your hero/heroine onto the page is important. Some say to start with a big bang, but that doesn’t allow your character enough time for the reader to come to identify with him/her. You want to begin with the inciting incident, for […]

How to Breathe Life into Your Characters Part V


How to Breathe Life into Your Characters V First versus Second versus Third   This is where we get into narrative mode or First, Second, or Third person. For years I tried unsuccessfully to write in Third person. I had come to the writing table thinking it the “easiest” version to tackle. But it was […]