“The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor. i.e., [laptop]”
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Per Writing a Novel, there are [at least] five (5) traits your characters should possess:
#1 Physical Appearance
Does your reader know your character's eye color?
#2 Psychological Makeup
Is your character a melancholy introvert or a sunny extrovert?
#3 Cultural Influences
Is your character a cultured New Yorker or an unrefined hillbilly?
#4 Moral Compass
Is your character cautious or "free" slash uninhibited?
#5 Social Contacts
Does your character live in SoHo or SoBro?
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
There are, at least, three ways to spice up of your novel's plot:
- Make a Shift by having a scene go from superb to super bad or vice versa
- Expect the Unexpected by having something totally unpredictable appear
- Have a Eureka Moment by having your hero figure out something that was completely overlooked earlier in the novel