Character Development, Protagonists, The Writing Life

3 Reasons to Introduce Characters SLOWLY

When I read a new book, the last thing I want is to be immediately bombarded with character description and back story. I think this is because it mirrors how I like to get to know people in real life - slowly. I'm turned off, almost distrustful, when I meet someone new who wants to share… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Introduce Characters SLOWLY

The Vault, Writing Resources

The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell

As a writer, it's important for me to know my strengths and weaknesses. Studying journalism and writing for a newspaper certainly gave me a great writing foundation, but in no way prepared me for the hard work of writing fiction. Having really started to study the craft, I love this learning curve - it allows… Continue reading The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell