What’s in a Name?

For some people, the biggest struggle—aside from titling a story and actually writing the
story—is naming their characters.  Admittedly, this is a difficult process, because it’s never the same…

On Characters

Here are the topics we’ll be discussing in today’s post: Character Development, Keeping Character Voices Distinct, How to Manage Multiple/Differing Point of Views.

Pantsing vs. Outlining

Every author has a different method they follow for their pre-writing process.  There are those of us that love our detailed outlines, those of us that love to write by the seat of our pants (hence the name “Pantser”), and those of us that like to be caught in between, where maybe an outline gets written but there’s not a lot of detail so the imagination can take flight…

My Pre-Writing Process

When coming up with the topics for this blog event, I was asked to share about my outlining methods.  It’s a wonderful topic, but I’ll admit that at first I felt pretty confused.  How would I go about discussing my outlining methods?  Did I even have methods?  And the more I thought about what goes into my outlining process, the more I realized that my outlining methods encompass more than just the outline for my story…