Character Development, Protagonists

Writing about Writers

Have you ever noticed how many novels feature writers as their protagonist? Maybe it's because people believe they're supposed to write about what they know. Whatever the reason, I decided to make a short list and see what thoughts spew forth! Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Misery (Stephen King) Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote) The… Continue reading Writing about Writers

The Writing Life, Writing Prompts

Photo Prompt – “Wasted”

Here's my quick attempt at this week's photo prompt: “Stellar!” I whispered aloud. Even in my less than sober escape two nights ago, I had the forethought to leave my window ajar. Not that I was completely successful in my re-entry; cat sat on the sill, a green-eyed sentry whose meows grew louder the closer… Continue reading Photo Prompt – “Wasted”

Character Development

…looking over your shoulder

In my Welcome post, I let you know that some of my favorite quotes are about the writing life. Today, I want to look at one of those quotes, and see how it affects both the writer and their readers. "The story...must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and… Continue reading …looking over your shoulder