I’ve always loved the song, "Life is a Highway” by Rascall Flats. Last night, as my husband and I were driving home from my parents’ house, I began to think about how writing a novel (or a short … [Continue reading...] about The Writing Highway
Consider your main character – or a side character or a character you’re considering for another novel or short story.
What is his or her darkest secret? What secret would they protect against at … [Continue reading...] about The Darkest Secret
Desire – what he/she wants – drives your character. The thing your character wants most in the world is going to drive them. So you need to know what he/she wants and you need to make it clear … [Continue reading...] about Desire…
For this creative thinking exercise, imagine you're staring in the mirror. The person you're looking at is you, clearly. But imagine that person did one thing differently than you did last weekend or … [Continue reading...] about Just One Change