Writing Characters out

Writing Characters out

For me the decision to erase a character’s existence completely is harder than writing a death scene. It is often necessary to make the story the best it can be. During the first draft, characters may be spread thin, one for each role and often this leaves the story feeling disjointed. I wrote two major [...]

My Mind Matters

When you take writing classes, or even scrolling through Pinterest, as an unpublished writer you are bombarded with the idea of creating an online identity for yourself. A platform to collect an audience and eventually promote your books. This is a concept I have struggled with since I took a “Building your Author Platform” at [...]

Note to Self #1

This is only your first novel. You plan on writing until the last breath escapes your lungs, right? You can’t imagine what it would feel like to not spend the vast majority of your time living in a fictional world with people of your own creation, right? You want this to be a career, right? [...]

The Other Ones

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. I am strong. I am beautiful. I am worth it. She recites the words they drummed into her, over and over. Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. She closes her eyes and wills herself to go back to sleep. Knowing she will have to start [...]