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?
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
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
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
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
Happy December, everyone! This would usually be the time of the month when I'd tell you about my goals for December and January, but I’m going to postpone so I can start fresh with some New Year’s resolutions. Today, I’m going to expand on last week’s post, Top 5 Tips for Selecting an Editor, and… Continue reading Four Basic Types of Editing
Happy Black Friday, everyone! I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful, family and food-filled Turkey Day! NaNoWriMo is coming to a close, which means the next step for all of the participants is lots and lots of editing. Now, I know we all have various feelings about this stop in our… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Selecting an Editor