You know those cartoons with the author at the book signing and the parents saying something like, “We’re sorry, but can you take us out of the book?” Or perhaps the cartoons/signs/shirts that say something akin to, “Do not disturb the author or he’ll put you in the next book and kill you off.”
Aren’t we going light on these folks? Continue Reading
Cheekbones. Yup. We’ve all got them. But, have you described them lately? No, not your own, but your various characters’?
If you said “no” and are beginning to panic, take a deep breath.
I don’t care about cheekbones.
So, why bring them up? Continue Reading
I would like to share with you today, excerpts from a Facebook conversation in a writer’s group. In it, one of the group members asks for input regarding the handling of a character issue. I hope you find it as amusing as I do, but it is also instructive (or at least that’s my excuse for sharing it). Continue Reading
I was convinced it was wonderful. Really, I was.
But, I think that deep down, I knew better. It was lacking. While the story is interesting, even if I’m still not quite sure how to bring the beginning and end together, the first draft… stank.
The appropriate reaction to my SFD (Photo credit: stevendepolo)