Getting a deeper understanding of your Character

images0MY8Q0E0A story is essentially about creating an interesting, dynamitic yet flawed main character that people can connect to and care about, in which to build a plot around. So how do you come up with these amazing creations? Good question.

I’ve attended more than my fair share of workshops on how to build a great character and though I’ve Continue reading

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10 ways to breathe life into your first chapter

Typewriter-Chapter-OneThe beginning of any novel is in many ways the most important part of the book because it’s during those first few paragraphs or pages that the reader decides if they are going to commit to your characters and their story or not. Often when I go to a bookstore I’ll browse my favorite session and take a book off the shelf. I’ll read the back cover and if the premise seems interesting I’ll go straight to the first few pages. Continue reading