Discovering Character Motivation via The Five Love Languages

Have you ever read a story where the characters felt real?  I mean leap-off-the-page, slap-you-in-the-face real? Stories like that are enticing. They suck me in – in the best possible way. One of the things I’m constantly striving to improve in my writing is the authenticity of my characters. I aim to analyze them as[…]

Unlocking the Mysteries of Your Characters

Ever struggled with writer’s block (or creative block, as I like to call it)? If you’re a writer, you’ve probably been there at least once in your life. That daunting monster can pummel you, crushing ideas at the source (or so you may think) with any number of its nasty techniques. The last time I experienced that[…]

Healthy Diversions

I’ve been busy lately, which has kept me from spending as much time on the site as normal. So instead of talking about inspiration, I’m  breaking away from the norm. Consider this an update on my projects and a notice of upcoming posts. Three things, mainly, have been stealing my time and attention. Outcast (working[…]