Writing Real People in Unreal Settings

Raise your hand if you’ve ever stared too long at someone because you were trying to memorize their features for a character description. Ten points if there was awkward eye contact. Twenty-five if it was a work colleague, and you were casting a villain. There’s a whole lot of great advice out there for developing … Continue reading Writing Real People in Unreal Settings

Lessons Learned by a First Time NaNoWriMo Participant

I admit it. Until two years ago, I lived under a rock. I’d never heard of NaNoWriMO until after I became involved with my critique group, and when I did, I was horrified. Write an entire 50,000-word novel during the month of November? Oh, HELL no! And that remained my opinion—until about two months ago, … Continue reading Lessons Learned by a First Time NaNoWriMo Participant