Allow Your Characters the Space to Become Monsters

Photo by Thomas Dumortier on Unsplash Let your characters choose between right and wrong. See how they react in a situation. Sometimes they surprise you and they respect themselves far more than you think. Same in life, you have to let people choose to make the wrong decision. If you take away the chance for someone to chooseContinue reading “Allow Your Characters the Space to Become Monsters”

Use Honesty as a Tool

Use Honesty as a Tool In Your Writing Photo by Nick Moore on Unsplash Being an honest writer is about leading to the truth or at times, allowing yourself to be lead to the truth. Being an honest writer isn’t telling all the dirt about your character right off the bat or at all for that matter. It’sContinue reading “Use Honesty as a Tool”

Philosophy and Character

When your philosophy/belief system does not in any way line up with your behaviors I’m calling you out on your character And I support anyone else who calls you out I don’t understand why people get mad when their character is attacked while spewing beliefs they don’t even follow for themselves Change your behavior orContinue reading “Philosophy and Character”

Question for fiction writers

I’m what is called a pantser like Stephen King. I don’t outline the story ahead of time. But I do take time to stop and think or journal on where I’d like my characters to end up. Anyhow, my two characters, a woman and a man, are growing in separate places right now. The guy’sContinue reading “Question for fiction writers”

Follow Up Bad Guys -On Writing

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” – Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), English Author, Poet, and Literary Critic and Writer I had been thinking about the good guy vs the bad in a collection of short stories I’ve been working on, and I was reminded that inContinue reading “Follow Up Bad Guys -On Writing”