Character is how you act when no one is looking.
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, teaching at various events–five events in five days. In my travels, I’ve met a variety of characters…definitely a gold mine for the writer in me. I took notes of peoples’ quirks, snippets of dialogue and basic observations for future characters. And I’ve had the opportunity to engage [...]
In conversations with more traditional parents, I try to use more tact and say “I’m just people-watching,” but we all know I’m just a few steps shy of a restraining order.
Heard of couples therapy? Well, try this on: Writer/Character Counseling
Community is such a strong foundation for telling a deeper, more heart-gripping story.
How about you? Is your research taking you to new, possibly uncomfortable places? Are you pushing your characters past their comfort level? Give it a try. You’ll find yourself with deeper characters. And just maybe, a richer story.