Personal Posts, Writing Tips

NaNoWriMo is Over, Now What?

  There’s just over eight days left in November which means eight more days to go in National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo.  Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram probably know that I forwent Nano in favor of editing my LGBT Romance Work in Tandem and searching for betas. (Want to… Continue reading NaNoWriMo is Over, Now What?

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names

Names are one of the most important aspects to creating characters, because how can you write a story about someone if you don’t even know what to call them? Sometimes, like with my current work in progress, names just come to you based on what you know about your cast. When I started writing Work… Continue reading Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Development: Wants/Needs and Portraits

Welcome back to Claerie’s Tales and the third part of my Character Development series. If you haven’t read parts one and two, I highly recommend starting there, as in order to illustrate this topic thoroughly, I will be using the character I created last time as an example. If you have read those previous posts,… Continue reading Character Development: Wants/Needs and Portraits

Characters, Writing Tips

 Character Development: Emotional Wounds

Welcome back to Claerie’s Tales everyone! Today’s post is the second in my multi-part character development series, where I give you a sneak peek into my process and provide some resources that will hopefully come in handy as you develop your own. This particular topic and resource might be my favorite writing tool that I’ve… Continue reading  Character Development: Emotional Wounds

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Development: The Basics

Today’s blog post is the first in my character development series. I’ve talked before about how to give your characters dimension, but throughout this series, I’m going to walk you through my personal character development process from beginning to end. I’ve discussed one of my favorite tools, The 100 Most Important Things to Know About… Continue reading Character Development: The Basics