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Insomniacs Anonymous 4-22-19

Do you use writing exercises or questionnaires to help you flesh out your characters?

 

 

Practical Prompt 4-15-19

If you’re working on a scene where your character needs to get angry, pick an incident from your past where you were furious and spend fifteen minutes writing about it before you sit down to work on your novel. The exercise will help you put yourself in your character’s place.

Insomniacs Anonymous 4-8-19

Do you think a protagonist needs to have a moral failing at the beginning of a story in order to have a full character arc?

 

 

Insomniacs Anonymous 3-18-19

Just in time for spring break, what new books would you recommend?

Practical Prompt 3-11-19

If a scene isn’t coming together, try using a bulleted list to help you work through it. Include character action, introspection and motivation, as well as interactions with other characters or your setting. Focus on creating a step-by-step list of how one thing leads to the next. Don’t worry about writing complete sentences at this stage of the process. The goal here is to figure out the sequence of events and how your character reacts to or is affected by those events. Once you have a solid list of things to highlight in the scene, work through those bullet points by turning them into prose.