This is my drive down to Vancouver. It was a beautiful fall drive. Going through the mountains there was a dusting of snow. Now many sections of these roads are under water, mudslides, or washed out. In the past week, I had a real-life adventure I didn't see coming. It started when I travelled down… Continue reading How Real Life Events Can Remind a Writer Not to Make it Too Easy on a Character.
As a writer, you’re the one who gets to create the reasons and motivations. How exciting is that?To achieve an intimacy with your characters, speak to them and let them answer. While the writer is the primary creator, the character is the leader and guide—or should be.