Write High-Stakes Tension: Are you too close to your characters?

Are you too close to your characters? You’ve engendered, given traits, and brought your characters to life on the page. It’s not surprising that writers find themselves attached to their characters and are afraid of putting them into complicated situations. If you’ve created complex and compelling enough characters they will falter and they will hitContinue reading “Write High-Stakes Tension: Are you too close to your characters?”

Let Dialogue Speak For Itself

Dialogue, in its most natural state, has the ability to move the plot and show character traits, as well as its most basic function: communication. When I read submissions this often marks the difference between a writer that ‘gets it’ and a writer that has a long way to go. Dialogue must speak for itself.Continue reading “Let Dialogue Speak For Itself”