There are challenges to working on short stories. Challenges unique to the medium that writers don't find in larger writing projects.
And while I'm certain I still have a lot to learn about this particular medium, I do want to share the one thing I've managed to figure out on the topic. Read More
Whether we want our characters to be humble locksmiths or a master thieves, writing a character who knows how to picks locks can be a lot of fun. Read More
Naming characters is one of my favorite things about writing. And yet, it can still be challenging, and even impossible, sometimes.
How do we know if our name ideas are any good? Are they too typical? Will they convey our feelings for the character and story we want them to? Read More
I am excited to have you join me this week for the second to last installment of this months posts on character names. Read More
Todays post will go over my top five character naming resources Read More
In the play Romeo uses this line to try and convince Juliet that their surnames don’t mean anything and that their families century long feud shouldn’t come between them.
Of course, anyone who has actually read the play, or seen one of the many tv adaptations, knows that he couldn’t have been more wrong. Read More
A character that's bullet proof isn't any fun to read about. And they are even less fun to write. Our characters need to get scuffed up during fights. Wounds give them personality, they act as the price a character pays for winning, and they can even provide more conflict by forcing the character to fight through their weakness. Read More
I am so excited that you are all here for the official relaunch of One Beginner to Another. Read More