Use your character’s senses

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My latest character question comes from Hobbes first visit to the beach. The Pacific Ocean is anything but pacific off the coast of Malibu. Often rough, usually freezing cold until late in the summer and even then it is still … Read More

Who would your character call for help?

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Remember the game show “So you want to be a millionaire?” Contestants were allowed to phone a friend  for help. I ran a game like that when when I taught 6th grade literature. We would discuss the reading and I … Read More

Writing Plans: 4 Ways To Keep Your Writing on Track

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SCBWI weekend is over and my head is full of ideas! One of the great takeaways from this event was from Jem Chambers-Black from Andrea Brown Literary Agency. She gave a wonderful talk, and in it described what she asks … Read More

A Cure for Writer’s Block: Vacation Writing Days

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Do you take vacation writing days from your WIP? I don’t mean a vacation from writing but a vacation from your WIP. I was discussing writer’s block with an author over dms recently and I realized that this was the … Read More

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