Tag Archive | strengths

Creating Memorable Characters Part One: Relatability

Creating Memorable Characters Part One: Relatability

I’m a plot-first writer. I have grand ideas and interwoven plots and subplots and story arcs. I discussed on my personal blog the difference between a Plot-First writer and a Character-First writer. All stories need both a good plot and an interesting character. You can have the most interesting and exciting plot in the world, […]

The Perfect 10…K (vs the 150K)

The Perfect 10…K (vs the 150K)

The discussion of the perfect manuscript comes up again and again in writers’ circles. I’ve eavesdropped on at least one a year since I resumed my writing journey. I suspect it’s one of the perils of being artists in the business world. Do we make art or do we make money? Why can’t we make […]